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# 1  
Old 07-16-2008
How to eliminate wrapped lines

I have a file abc:

line 1
line 2
line 3
line 4

And I am successfully e-mailing the file, with this:

mail -s "contents of abc" jdoe@email.com <<EOF
cat abc
EOF

But the e-mail shows up looking like this:

subject: contents of abc
line 1 line 2 line 3 line 4

The carriage returns look like they are being stripped from each record in the file. I haven't figured out how to stop it from doing this.
# 2  
Old 07-16-2008
Try this:

uuencode abc abc |mailx -s "contents of abc" jdoe@email.com

abc is the file name.
# 3  
Old 07-17-2008
Thank you for the response.
That somewhat works for me, in that it allows me to send the file as an attachment, that can be opened with wordpad and looks just fine, but I want to have the contents of the file abc to be within the body of the e-mail along with other information that I need to include within the body of the e-mail. Is there a way to do that?

I did try...

uuencode abc abc > def
mail -s "contents of abc" jdoe@email.com <<EOF
cat def
EOF

...but even this just attaches the contents of def to the e-mail, does not include it in the body of the e-mail.
# 4  
Old 07-17-2008
I am sending the exact mail commands on my solaris system and it is received fine.

Code:
% cat file1
1 file
2 file
3 file
4 file

Code:
PatchMail:~ % mail -s "contents of file1" myaddress@email.com <<EOF
Welcome to the email test
`cat file1`
end testing text
EOF

The result is fine on my system:
Code:
Welcome to the email test
1 file
2 file
3 file
4 file
end testing text

You should try sending to your yahoo/gmail account to see if your email program is displaying it incorrectly.

Another thing you can try is to convert your file to dos format before sending with unix2dos command. [unix2dos file file]

good luck.
# 5  
Old 07-17-2008
Hammer & Screwdriver Another approach

How about, assuming file abc contains what you are trying to send

Code:
mailx -s "contents of abc" jdoe@email.com <abc

I do this quite often.
# 6  
Old 07-17-2008
Well, I tried and tried, neither option seemed to work, but then I noticed a line at the top of my Outlook window that said, "Extra line breaks in this message were removed.". I clicked on it and it gave me the option to "Restore line breaks.". Did that, and now it works just fine. Smilie

Appreciate you all helping.
 

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