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Old 07-07-2004, 12:52 PM   #1
anjaan
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Email headers in shell script


Hi all,

I am trying to write a script that will send email to me every few hours. But I need to customize subject and headers. How will I do this in a bash script.

If someone can tell me how to wait for few seconds and then run the next line in the script that will be useful too.

Thanks in advance

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Old 07-07-2004, 01:14 PM   #2
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You do not tell what program you are using to mail, so I'll use mailx for the example.
Something like this works:

mailx -s "$subject" $maillist

Waiting (sleeping) for a certain amount of thime:

sleep <secs>, where secs is amount of seconds to sleep. If you sleep for long times at once, there wil be a deviation.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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I am using Sendmail. Actually, I need something that will create an interactive telnet session

telnet 127.0.0.1 25
helo domain.com
etc
etc
 
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Maybe a 'here document' construct could do what you want.

This site has some examples of how it works:
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/here-docs.html

I'm not a telnet user (to insecure for my taste), so I'm not sure if the login in part can be done this way.
 
  


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