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How would I use the mail command, without the mutt utility, to send a tar.gz file. The Mail utility works on the command line, however it asks me who to cc and the text on the terminal page. It also requires me to ctr D to send a mail. How would I avoid this in a script?

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This question has sort of been answered already...

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17359/how-do-i-send-a-file-as-an-email-attachment-using-linux-command-line

Based on the answers I've seen above though it doesn't deal with the CC part though. Basically, you just need to add a "-c ccaddress@emailaddress.com" option.

cat message.txt | mail -s "Backup" -a file.tar.gz backup@email.com -c ccaddress@emailaddress.com

Stick it in a script file and it that will be the basis for further automation.

  • I may be reading the question wrong, but it sounds like they don't want to fill out the CC field at all. – Grayson Kent Jun 7 '17 at 13:23
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You cat some sort of message file to the mail utility.

cat mailbody.txt | mail -A yourfile.tgz -s "your mail subj line" email@to.send.to

Note that contrary to previous answer at least in Ubuntu mail utility you specify attachments by -A. -a is used to add extra headers.

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