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pass the output of some command to a new email in the default email client

Terminal - pass the output of some command to a new email in the default email client
somecommand | open "mailto:?body=$(cat - | stripansi | urlencode)"
2010-02-25 19:44:27
User: fletch
pass the output of some command to a new email in the default email client

This depends on 'stripansi' and 'urlencode' commands, which exist on my system as these aliases:

alias stripansi='perl -ple "s/\033\[(?:\d*(?:;\d+)*)*m//g;"'

alias urlencode='perl -MURI::Escape -ne "\$/=\"\"; print uri_escape \$_"'

The `open` command handles URLs on a Mac. Substitute the equivalent for your system (perhaps gnome-open).

I don't use system `mail`, so I have this aliased as `mail` and use it this way:

git show head | mail


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Great time saver! Mapped a similar command to script called "save" that addresses an email to myself.

Thanks for the perl aliases, too.

Comment by jrparris 292 weeks and 2 days ago

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