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It is the best way i found to send a mail from the console in my centos server.
Usage: mailme message
This is a useful function if you want to get notified about process completion or failure. e.g.
mailme "process X completed"
This is a quick and easy way of encrypting files in a datastream, without ever really creating an output file from gpg. Useful with cron also, when file(s) have to be sent based on a set schedule.
If you're users have ever asked your script to email their reports in separate attachments instead of tar'ring them into one file, then you can use this. You'll need the mailx package of course. In Unix you'd want to add an additional parameter "-m"
(uuencode foo.txt foo.txt; uuencode /etc/passwd passwd.txt)|mailx -m -s "Hooosa!" [email protected]
Note, this works because smtp is running