I know scanner support under Linux was patchy until very recently, but maybe there is a simple way to implement this. If I want to email a scanned in document in windows, I have to wait for the scanned doc to be saved in order to then attach it to an email and send, i.e. I have to wait for the scanner to complete its work
Since Linux has a reputation for doing your work while you're away (and I can give personal examples of this), I'm hoping that there is a simple way of doing this, along the lines of
scanin --various-parameters | mailto --attachment firstname.lastname@example.org
scanin --output-file=file.jpeg; mailto --attachments="file.jpeg" email@example.com
In this scenario, I could go and have coffee, knowing that faithful GNU/Linux/Perl/Python/etc. will complete the job for me.
Any suggestions? Btw, wasn't sure whether to post this in the programming section. I'm hoping the solution is going to turn out simple.
Many thanks and best wishes,
PS: Unfortunately, googling for "email scanner" only turns up stuff about programs to detect viruses in email attachments, and googling for "scanner email fax" brings up stuff about using scanner-fax devices. Neither really help, nor did the forum search function, which turned up all sorts of interesting stuff, just not what I need. Forgive me if it's there and I didn't find it!