I'm finding that a call to the mail command is causing a script to suspend without error. To close the script I have to ctrl-c or issue a kill command on the process id.
The pertinent section of the script is below:
EMAIL_TO="firstname.lastname@example.org" if [ -f /www/archives/pdf/pdf_201207021048.tar ]; then echo "file exists" else echo "file does not exist" fi echo "sending mail next..." mail -s "pdfbackup" "$EMAIL_TO" echo "mail sent?"
When running this, I'm seeing the text "sending mail next..." and nothing more. It never returns to prompt.
I can see the script is still in memory with ps -ax | grep myscript.sh.
I've tried using quotes around the subject and email, and again without. The same result is produced either way.
What am I doing wrong?