CHAPTER 23Command-Line E-mailAttachments

I often send e-mail to myself containing information gathered from a running system. Most of the information comes as flat text obtained from various files, or output from system commands. From time to time the file that I would like to send is a binary of some type. Sometimes I want a file to show up as an attachment regardless of whether it is a binary.

I wrote a few scripts that can perform such a task. They encode the binary file as flat text for transmission and then e-mail the file. The file can then be decoded at the receiving end manually or, more conveniently, by the e-mail client receiving the file. Each script takes as input the binary file and the destination e-mail address.


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