I am not able to get the body of the mail in unix code

October 15, 2014 at 10:21:57
Specs: Windows 7
Hi I am able to attach a text file that i pick from a path and send as a mail, but i am not geting the body of the mail. Please help me get the body of the mail.
Code is as follows

# Get current date

YYYYMMDD=`date '+%Y%m%d'`
dd=`date +"%d"`
mm=`date +"%m"`
yyyy=`date +"%Y"`

# Local vars




# Get file from x server

ftp -n -i ${SRC_HOST} << END_FTP_CMD
user "${SRC_ACCT}" "${SRC_PASS}"
cd ${SRC_DIR}
prompt off
get "${SRC_FILE}"

# Exit with Priority 2
if [ ${ERR_VAL2} != 0 ]; then
echo Error getting source file.
exit 20

#uuencode ${ATTACHMENT_FILE} | mail -s ${SUBJECT} -c ${CC_LIST} ${TO_ADDRESS} -- -r ${FROM_ADDRESS}


uuencode UBHET2_ALERT_${YYYYMMDD}.txt UBHET2_ALERT_${YYYYMMDD}.txt > datafile.txt
cat $fname datafile.txt > combined.file
mailx -r x@gmail.com -s "ELIZA FILE" x@gmail.com < combined.file

# Exit with Priority 2
if [ ${ERR_VAL2} != 0 ]; then
echo Error putting source file to destination.
exit 1

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October 16, 2014 at 07:13:32
Just FYI,

I removed your email address from above post in order to (hopefully) save you from a bucket load of spam. It's never a good idea to publicly broadcast your email or IP address in a forum like this. Well ok, publicly anywhere on the internet!

Also, we do not supply responses via email as it defeats one of the major purposes of a tech help forum like this. The purpose in question being, allowing others to search for answers through the forum before asking questions (many have been asked and answered previously).

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October 16, 2014 at 07:23:43
Thank you for removing my mail address. I understand that it wont help others if i get the answers through my mail. Thanks once again. It would be great is i get the answer for the question i posted.

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October 17, 2014 at 07:02:59

According to this link:


I think that you are using the uuencode/mailx commands correctly. But I don't see where $fname is defined? If $fname is not defined, there is no body to the mail.

Finally, let me say two other things about your script:

First, in the Korn shell, ksh, to compare strings use "=" for equal and "!=" for not equal; to compare numbers use "-eq" for equal, "-ne" for not equal, "-gt" for greater than and "-lt" for less than.

Second, you will probably save yourself later trouble by placing quotes around your strings:

echo "Error putting source file to destination."

Let me know if you have any further questions.


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