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Re: How to specify sendmail on command line?

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: How to specify sendmail on command line?
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 12:59:40 +0200

Jean Louis <bugs@gnu.support> ha escrit:

> echo Text | mail -E'set sendmail="~/bin/sendmail"' -s "Something here" 
> --content-filename=text/html -A html-file ss@example.com

Use this instead:

  mail -E"set sendmail=\"sendmail:$HOME/bin/sendmail\"" ...


1. URL must start with a scheme followed by column.  In your example,
it is missing, hence you get "URL missing required parts" error.
To be precise, Mailutils does allow for URLs starting with '/'
instead, but these imply the 'prog://' scheme, which is not what you
want anyway.

2. The tilde character is not expanded within URLs (whether it should
or not is another matter), so you have to use the $HOME variable to
expand to the absolute pathname of your homedir.

3. Single quotes would prevent expansion of $HOME.  Double-quotes must
be used instead.  Correspondinly, any occurrence on double-quote within
the string must be escaped.


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