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Linux - Problem :

$ cat mysqldbbackup.sql | mailx [email protected]
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How to send a file as an email attachment using Linux command line ?

Linux - Solution 1:

echo "This is the message body" | mutt -a "/path/to/file.to.attach" -s "subject of message" -- [email protected]
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Linux - Solution 2:

gzip -c mysqldbbackup.sql | uuencode mysqldbbackup.sql.gz  | mail -s "MySQL DB" [email protected]
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Linux - Solution 3:

The mailx program does not have an option for attaching a file. You could use another program such as mutt.

echo "This is the message body" | mutt -a file.to.attach -s "subject of message" [email protected]
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Command line options for mutt can be shown with mutt -h.

Linux - Solution 4:

Depending on your version of linux it may be called mail.

mail -s "Backup" -a mysqldbbackup.sql [email protected] < message.txt
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or also:

cat message.txt | mail -s "Backup" -a mysqldbbackup.sql [email protected] 
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Linux - Solution 5:

mpack -s subject file [email protected]
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Unfortunately mpack does not recognize '-' as an alias for stdin. But the following work, and can easily be wrapped in an (shell) alias or a script:

mpack -s subject /dev/stdin [email protected] < file
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