Send a local file via email

echo "see attached file" | mail -a filename -s "subject" email@address
if "mail -a" fail, try "mutt -a" or "nail -a"

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By: gnpf
2009-09-21 11:58:49

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You can also try mailx. Usually mail is just a link to mailx, but some Unixes may use a different mail for backwards compatibility. Also, another unnecessary use of cat penalty; you should do something like: mail -s "Email subject" user@example.com < filename
andrew112358 · 521 weeks and 2 days ago

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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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