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sending mail using mailx command

Hi All,

Please help me regarding sending mails using mailx command in unix.

I will be glad if some one give me the sintax of this. I tried using the below but vain.
mailx -s 'Hi' ''


Last edited by manas6; 12-03-2008 at 06:53 AM..
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My objective is to send mail using my unix command with simple subject line with no body needed.

please help me on this.

Thanks in advance

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syntax is right except it still needs an end of line character to end the command..

you cat try echo " " | mailx -s 'Hi' ''

or mailx -s 'Hi' </dev/null

but all this requires proper mail server configuration on your server.. i mean .. user and domain should be recoganizable ..

Try it ..
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I use mailx all the time to send output from commands.

/usr/sbin/dmesg | /usr/bin/mailx -s "DMESG - Arielle" csgonan
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As stated by csgonan .. see he's passing some output to the mailx through pipe.. here it completes the syntax .. what ever you will pass to mailx with pipe or < , it will go as the body of the mail.... so echo " " will pass a single space character .. or else you can user </dev/null is stdin .. if you do not require body ..
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This works. Thanks a bunch friend.

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