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How to send an e-mail with attachment from the command line

Posted on January 3, 2013

Have you ever had to develop a script in UNIX that has to send an email? If you have, probably you have used the “mail” function since this program is the standard program to send e-mails in UNIX environments if you are using the CLI (Command Line Interface). The manual for mail reports this as mail usage prototype: mail -r [sender] -s [subject] receiver-1[,receiver-2,...,receiver-n] < [File with the body] I think all the parameters are pretty straightforward except the “File with the body” one.

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