man uuencode

uuencode [-m] [-o output_file] [file] name

he uuencode utility reads file (or by default the standard input) and
writes an encoded version to the standard output, or output_file if one
has been specified.  The encoding uses only printing ASCII characters
and includes the mode of the file and the operand name for use by

This works with winblows  - I use it in production here

cat file | uuencode tgt_filname | mail -s "subject" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
      ^                 ^
      |                 +--- attachment FILENAME for the target host to
      +--- attachment CONTENT from the source host

the input file is via stdin to uuencode - this becomes the CONTENT of
the attachment
the File name given to the ATTACHMENT is the tgt_filename 

The result is an email with only on thing inside it - the attachment.

On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 15:57, Jay Moore wrote:

> On Wednesday 21 July 2004 02:10 am, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > > > cat file | uuencode tgt_filname | mail -s "subject" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >
> > uuencode <tgt_filname | mail -s "subject" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >
> > 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
> I'm sure you are correct about Windows... I guess the point I was trying to 
> make is that I think Base64 encoding and appropriate MIME headers are 
> required to be placed in the message to make it a "compliant" message. So 
> while this script may work in certain limited situations, it's probably not a 
> good "general purpose" solution.
> Jay
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