Send email with one or more binary attachments

echo "Body goes here" | mutt -s "A subject" -a /path/to/file.tar.gz [email protected]
This command uses mutt to send the mail. You must pipe in a body, otherwise mutt will prompt you for some stuff. If you don't have mutt, it should be dead easy to install.

By: ketil
2009-08-05 23:06:25

What Others Think

I would do it with the "mail", so no need to install mutt. echo "Body goes here" | mail -s "A subject" -a /path/to/file.tar.gz [email protected]
alvinx · 572 weeks and 6 days ago
but not all distros include "mail" that is able to do attachments, no "-a"-option.
alvinx · 572 weeks and 6 days ago
In my FreeBSD box, mail or mailx don't have an option for including attachments. I use mutt
brunobiondo · 86 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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