Send a local file via email

cat filename | uuencode filename | mail -s "Email subject" user@example.com
uuencode the file to appear as an attachment

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By: amaymon
2009-09-21 04:13:50

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In what package is uuencode ? I don't have it installed on my Ubuntu ...
CodSpirit · 456 weeks and 2 days ago
why you don't use the "-a" switch from mail/nail/mutt binary? echo "see attached file" | mail -a filename -s "subject" email@address it depends on some distributions if the -a switch is available. gnpf
gnpf · 456 weeks and 2 days ago
@CodSpirit this should help you : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=44147 but have a look at the second comment. @gnpf : 'cos on the aix/sun/hp on which i'm working haven't the recent version. so no mutt, old mail. My command isn't the best way, but it's the best one when you dont have recent or fresh *nix install
amaymon · 456 weeks and 2 days ago
Useless use of cat uuencode filename filename | mail -s "Email subject" user@example.com
arcege · 456 weeks and 2 days ago
@CodSpirit uuencode is included in the sharutils package on Ubuntu; used to be part of uucp.
arcege · 456 weeks and 2 days ago
@arcege yes you're right but it never work for me :-(
amaymon · 456 weeks and 2 days ago

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