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Send a local file via email

Terminal - Send a local file via email
{ echo -e "$body"; uuencode "$outfile" "$outfile"; } | mail -s "$subject" "$destaddr" ;
2009-12-10 18:08:59
User: glaudiston
Functions: echo mail uuencode
0
Send a local file via email

on this way we can define the body too

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
mutt your@email_address.com -s "Message Subject Here" -a attachment.jpg </dev/null
2009-12-10 22:49:38
Tags: mutt
4

Send it the easy way, with MIME and everything handled for you by an app that knows best.

mpack -s "Backup: $file" "$file" email@id.com
2009-12-11 04:03:06
User: sentinel
Tags: mutt
4

Another way of sending an attachment.

-s : subject

file : file to be sent

cat filename | mail -s "Email subject" user@example.com
2009-09-20 01:38:23
Functions: cat mail
Tags: cat mail
2

This just reads in a local file and sends it via email. Works with text or binary. *Requires* local mail server.

echo "see attached file" | mail -a filename -s "subject" email@address
2009-09-21 11:58:49
User: gnpf
Functions: echo mail
Tags: mail
1

if "mail -a" fail, try "mutt -a" or "nail -a"

cat filename | uuencode filename | mail -s "Email subject" user@example.com
2009-09-21 04:13:50
User: amaymon
Functions: cat mail uuencode
Tags: cat mail
0

uuencode the file to appear as an attachment

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What others think

This is SO much easier to do with mutt using its command line arguments.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 290 weeks and 4 days ago

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