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Old 03-09-2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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sending mail via CLI


hello all!
i need to send a mail (one text file) from command line using sendmail. and also i do not want sendmail to stop and ask me to type a recipient or smth. else. i think this would look like "cat somefile.txt > sendmail 'and some options (recipient at least) i don't know' " what options should i use?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 02:15 AM   #2
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If you just want to send text to someone from the shell just give a: mail -vs "subject" someone@someplace.com and hit enter.
then type your text. When you are finished, put a period by itself on the last line and hit enter. You will see it go through OR not.../peter
 
Old 03-09-2005, 02:18 AM   #3
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I just reread your post. I'm not sure if you mean that you need to send someone a file or just a message. If you want to send an entire file, see : man nail.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:26 AM   #4
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sorry, i didn't find nail on my system..
and you are right, i need not to type text, but use a prepared text file for it.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 06:35 AM   #5
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Nail is a tiny program, why not just install it and save yourself allot of grief? If you give a 'man mail' does the manual page for mail or nail come up? /peter
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:33 AM   #6
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Re: sending mail via CLI

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Originally posted by RomanG
hello all!
i need to send a mail (one text file) from command line using sendmail. and also i do not want sendmail to stop and ask me to type a recipient or smth. else. i think this would look like "cat somefile.txt > sendmail 'and some options (recipient at least) i don't know' " what options should i use?
Try:
Code:
cat somefile.txt | mail -s "subject goes here" somename@somewhere.com
-- or --
Code:
mail -s "subject goes here" somename@somewhere.com < somefile.txt
Do not use "cat somefile.txt > sendmail" That will just create a file named "sendmail".
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:06 PM   #7
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Many thanks to you wpn146. You helped a lot.
* Sometimes Google can't help, because I even don't know, the way/direction to search in..
Thank you again.
 
  


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