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Old 03-12-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
AJJ
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mailx cmd - how to ignore the machine name getting appended to the receiver mailaddr


Hi,
I am facing some problem with the mailx commmand. When i run the mailx command from the command line it sends it to the correct mail address which i mention.
#cat mailbody | mailx -s "Test" sampleaddr@abc.com

But when i run the same command from a perl script, it appends the machine name (hostname.abc.com) to the mail address, and the mail address (sampleaddr@abc.com - which i entered) becomes invalid (sampleaddr.com@hostname.abc.com - found in the maillog), failing to reach the receiver.

I am running it from the csh shell.
Kindly let me know on how to avoid this addition.
Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-13-2011, 01:19 AM   #2
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i think that perl gives special significance to the '@' character, which should therefore be escaped.
a google search shows that email addresses in perl scripts are stored like this:
Code:
$email = "someone\@example.com";
 
Old 03-14-2011, 02:14 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot Berhanie!
This escape thing, didnt strike for me before...

Now i escaped the @ symbol and it worked.

Thank you!
 
  


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