How to send attached files on sendmail with mail tool?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Wed Jul 21 00:11:04 PDT 2004

> >
> > cat file | uuencode tgt_filname | mail -s "subject" test at

uuencode <tgt_filname | mail -s "subject" test at

instead of cat. less one unneeded piping.

> >
> > subject can be derived from shell script variables if necessary.
> Do you have to do a uudecode on the receiving end to recover the file?
> I tried this - sending a pdf file from this FreeBSD system to a Windoze user
> that gets mail via POP - it didn't work. The filename came through, and it
> was listed as an attachment, but there was nothing useful in the file.

i think windoze just can't decode uuencoded attachments right.

it only supports base64 right.

metamail will be useful, possibly

/usr/local/bin/encode-base64 was installed by package p5-MIME-Base64-2.21

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