to pick up the Return Code ( RC) from the mailx command and return it to SAS uisng 's


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers to pick up the Return Code ( RC) from the mailx command and return it to SAS uisng 's
# 1  
Old 06-05-2008
to pick up the Return Code ( RC) from the mailx command and return it to SAS uisng 's

Hi All,

Can anyone please let me know the syntax / how to pick up the Return Code ( RC) from the mailx command and return it to SAS uisng 'system()' function and '${?}'.

I am in a process to send the mail automatically with an attachment to bulk users. I have used 'Mailx' and 'Unencode' commands for the same and those worked fine. Please find below the same.

X " ( cat /sastemp/body.txt; uuencode test.xls test.xls ) | mailx -s 'testing' 'abcd.gef@yahoo.com' "

Instead using the X command I want to use system() function & ${} to make the above more successful.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks for your time,
Manas
 
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. IP Networking

Set default return address for all mails sent from mailx

Hi, I have a question about mailx in Red Hat: If I use 'mail userid@mydomain.com -- -f root@mydomain.com', the return mail address will be root@mydomain.com. How can I make all mails sent from this system use root@mydomain.com as return address by default? Thank you in advance! nz (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: aixlover
1 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Managing awk return code over SSH command

Hello all, This bellow code works. I'm just trying to find a simplified way to achieve this. I'm sure there is an easier way and it must be to simple for me to find. Verify that the OS version is 6.1. If not exit the script. Of course if i just put a && exit 1 at the end of the ssh... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: maverick72
11 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

How to get the return code of subroutines executed as standalone as command line in Perl ?

How to do I get the return code of a subroutine in a perl module if invoke the subroutine as standalone, I have an module say TestExit.pm and in that i have a subroutine say myTest() which is returns 12, if i were to call the subroutine from command line like CASE:1 ( Without an explict... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ennstate
2 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Pick up the return code for every iteration and display the result only once in loop.

Hi All, I amlearning UNIX scripting. I have a small query. I would be thankful if any one helps me out. I have a below piece of code which delets the files. If file dosent have the permissions to delete a particular file I have used 2>>operator to track the error code. But my objective is... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: manas6
1 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Return code of command assigned to variable

How do I evaluate the result of a command assigned to a variable?? Example: var1=`cmd` rc=$? rc will be the result of the assignment rather than cmd since it executes after. How do I evaluate the result of the command itself? Cheers..:confused: (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: browndr
2 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

return code of a unix command

How to find out whether the command I executed is successful or unsuccessful(at commandlinet) Eg: say i execute the following command at command line rm * How do i find out whether my previous command is a success or failure. Thankyou. Best Regards, Ram. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: ramky79
1 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Mailx Return Email Command

Hi, I'm trying to use the Mailx Return Email Command with a file attachment. If I use the file attachment by itself, it works ok. But If I add the return email command, it won't attach the file to email. Subject, return_email_address Send_email_address, Body, attachment,... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: lisa0703
1 Replies

8. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Move command return with exit code of 2

I have a script which loads data files into Oracle and then moves each file into a 'processed' directory when each file has finished loading. Last night I found that the script was failing on the mv statement (with a return code 2) and the following message, mv: cannot access... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: handak9
1 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

Regex to pick up name from the following including carriage return at end of the line

has anyone got any suggestions how i would pick up the string as part of a substitution inclusive of the carriage return. ie i want to pick up <<NAME>> from the PS output but the <<; seems to be on the line before the NAME. Any ideas are appreciated! ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Shakey21
3 Replies

10. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

mailx in kornshell script passing return code to CA-Unicenter

I have a KornShell script that has successfully been scheduled through Cron. We are in the process of changing over from Cron to using CA-Unicenter. To negative test the script I put a bad return code in. At the bottom of the script an e-mail is sent using mailx and then the return code is set... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Connie
1 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question
fmt(1)							      General Commands Manual							    fmt(1)

NAME
fmt - Formats mail messages prior to sending SYNOPSIS
fmt [-width] file... DESCRIPTION
The fmt command reads the input file or files, or standard input if no files are specified, and writes to standard output a version of the input with lines of a length as close as possible to width columns. (Because fmt is internationalized software, the number of display col- umns is not necessarily equivalent to the number of bytes.) The fmt command both joins and splits lines to achieve the desired width, but words are never joined or split; spaces are always preserved, and lines are split at spaces only. In effect, fmt ignores newline characters in the input and wraps words to make lines a close as possi- ble to width columns, resulting in individual lines of varying length but a consistent (new) text width overall. Because blank lines are always preserved, fmt does not merge paragraphs separated by blank lines. If you specify more than one file, the files are concatenated as input to fmt. If you do not specify -width, the default line length is 72 columns. Spacing at the beginning of input lines is always preserved in the output. The fmt command is generally used to format mail messages to improve their appearance before they are sent. It may also be useful, how- ever, for other simple formatting tasks. For example, when you are using vi, you can use the command :%!fmt -60 to reformat your text so that all lines are approximately 60 columns long. NOTES
The fmt command is a fast, simple formatting program. Standard text editing programs are more appropriate than fmt for complex formatting operations. Do not use the fmt command if the message contains embedded messages or preformatted information from other files. This com- mand formats the heading information in embedded messages and may change the format of preformatted information. EXAMPLES
file1 contains these lines: Australia is an island-continent, home to many very interesting plants and animals. To reformat this text to a narrower width, enter: fmt -30 file1 This results in the following, displayed on your screen: Australia is an island-continent, home to many very interesting plants and animals. To make file1 wider, enter: fmt -60 file1 This results in: Australia is an island-continent, home to many very interesting plants and animals. To format a message you have created with the mailx editor, at the left margin enter: ~|fmt After you enter the command, your message is formatted, in this case to the default line length of 72 columns, and the word continue is displayed to indicate that you can enter more information or send your message. SEE ALSO
Commands: mail(1), mailx(1), vi(1) fmt(1)

Featured Tech Videos