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Old 08-06-2008
Data Mailx command not working

I am sending a html attachment with the help of mailx and uuencode command ..but it is not working properly.. Smilie
Following are the commands i tried out.

uuencode $parmdir/some.html $parmdir/some.html | mailx -s TEST

But in the mail it comming as corrupted file.. Smilie
FOllowing are the conmtains of the mail..

begin 664 /opt/dwqa1/TEST/status_test/some.html

Is there any problem in the server...or is there nay problem in the OS..we are using linux... Smilie

Thanks in Advance! Smilie
# 2  
Old 08-06-2008
Question Perhaps try to send a text file

Make a small text file, and try to do the same thing with it. Results good or bad, you will know a lot more about the issue.

uuencode sample.txt sample.txt | mailx -s "Subject Line"

Update us with your results. Also, with specifics on unix version, hardware, etc...
# 3  
Old 08-07-2008

Thanks for your reply!

I checked in my system..."nail" command is working fine....

As you said i have tried with '.txt' file and it working fine.. Smilie

nail -s TEST -a $value/some.txt

Now the problem with this command is every time when we use "nail" command we have to press "cntrl +D" Smilie
I have to use this command in shell scripting....can anybody tell to use the above command in scripting... Smilie ..(since in automated script we can not press contrl + D everytime)Smilie

Thanks in Advance!
# 4  
Old 08-07-2008
It's expecting input from the terminal; tell it to expect input from /dev/null instead.

nail -s TEST -a $value/some.txt </dev/null

uuencode is pretty ancient; perhaps you should use a proper MIME sending client instead, these days (maybe nail is such a beast? Never heard of it before). See the FAQ forum for more on this topic.
# 5  
Old 08-07-2008
Thanks for your immedatie reply!

While searching , i have found out "mutt' command...
"nail" is generally used in the Linux...While searching in the google i found out that in Linux " instead of using 'mailx' command,use 'nail'..and it is working fine..only the problem is that we have to press 'control +D ' after the 'nail' command...

I tried using '/dev/null' need to use 'control +D'..but i am not getting th mail.. Smilie
# 6  
Old 08-07-2008
Thanks All for helping me out....
Finally it working fine!Smilie
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