Sending a File by Mail

If you have a file called apple.txt and you want to mail its contents to to with the subject line "unix-asg1," you can do this using the Unix mail program like this:
$ mail
Subject: unix-asg1
~r apple.txt

Note that the ~r apple.txt starts in column 1. Also the period (.) to end the mail message is in column 1.

Note that some Unix mail programs may ask you for the "Cc:" right after entering the Subject line. Some mail programs may require you to hold down the Control key and the D key at the same time to end the mail message rather than a period in column 1.

Check out this mail reference for more mail commands.

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