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I've been using the !mailx command for quite some time. Always the file I send ends up as
the body of the email.


Does anyone know how to use !mailx with an attachement? It will be a PDF file.


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Posts: 43 | Location: San Jose, California. | Registered: July 18, 2005Report This Post
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is a non-WebFOCUS UNIX command.

Check Google or start here:


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I have used elm to do this. I wasn't able to figure out how to do it with mailx. I call a Unix script from Webfocus

-SET &UNIXARG=&DEST.&N2 || ' "'|| &FILENAME || '" "' || &SUBJECT ||  '" "'  || &BODY || '"';
-UNIX dclnotice.send &UNIXARG

In the Unix script

echo " $BODY \n " > $WRKFILE 

echo "[include $ATTACH application/octet-stream base64 ] " >> $WRKFILE

cat $WRKFILE | elm -s "$SUBJECT" $MAILTO

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Also, check out the 'mpack' command. You may have to download the source and compile it if it's not on your machine, but I use it all the time with great results.
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Appreciate the help.

I will try them out and see how they work and let you know.


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