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Old 08-21-2003, 09:50 AM   #1
Minuteman
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Sending an automatic mail using bash + mail


Hello, I want to make a shell (bash) script that automatically sends me a message without an user interaction.

I tried: mail root -s "Hello you"

but then the program absolutely wants that I hit 2 times on the enter key... is there a way to tell bash to make a "return to the line" or a better way to do this?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:05 AM   #2
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echo hello|mail -s test "Hi dere"

and hello will appear in the message body, you can also do this with cat to read a file or just about any prog that outputs text that youd like mailed


EDIT: should have been echo hello|mail -s "Hi dere" user@host

I can cut and paste much faster than I can think

Last edited by m0rl0ck; 08-22-2003 at 03:33 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:14 AM   #3
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AFAIK it's "cat <sometext>|mail -s "<subject>" <mail@address>"
Btw, you can also send MIME attachments using "mpack" instead of "mail".
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:15 AM   #4
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It works great so, thank you all for your quick answers :-)
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:49 PM   #5
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A bit late but ...
mail some@address.here < textfile
 
  


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