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Old 11-29-2001
Mail subject output of script

I am new to this site so please bear with my ignorances.

I have started playing with mail on AIX 4.3.3 with many successes (thanks to this site) but am now stuck.

I want to send a mail with the subject as the result of a script, eg. I want the mail body to read as the output from 'df -k /......' - this is sheer laziness but it would save my collegeues reading the mail when the results are in the subject header - hope this makes sense.

I have tried calling variables in the mail -s ".....${}" without success.


# 2  
Old 11-29-2001
I don't know if this is of any help, but I had the same problem with getting 'mail' to run from within a script, and I had to resort to using sendmail.

below is an example of how I used it.
SUBJECT="This is a test"

/usr/sbin/sendmail -t <<-EOF
To: $TO
Subject: $SUBJECT
        Body goes here. 
        your script

echo "Done....!="

I hope this helps a bit..
# 3  
Old 11-29-2001
Thanks ghoti

It think i relayed my request incorrectly.

I need the subject to be the output of a script,

mail -s "output from my script"

Thanks in advance

# 4  
Old 11-29-2001
I know what you said, and I think you can do it using this.

Simply assign the output of your script to the variable SUBJECT / $SUBJECT in the above example and away you go....

I only put all the rest in there as it was the way I used it and shows most of the settings, which could be helpful fo rother solutions as well....
# 5  
Old 11-29-2001
You're right!

Thanks very much for your help

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