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Re^5: Trouble emailing zip file

by poj (Abbot)
on Jul 04, 2018 at 20:23 UTC ( #1217903=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Trouble emailing zip file
in thread Trouble emailing zip file

Use double quotes not single quotes here

$emailcmd = "/usr/bin/mailx uuencode $zipfile $zipfile -r -s";

Also the quotes can be removed here

my @args = ($emailcmd, $subject, $recipient);
poj

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Re^6: Trouble emailing zip file
by TonyNY (Beadle) on Jul 04, 2018 at 22:32 UTC

    still getting the same error and I have confirmed that the zip file does exist.

      still getting the same error ...

      If by "... the same error ..." you mean
          Can't exec "/usr/bin/mailx uuencode $zipfile $zipfile -r -s": No such file or directory at ...
      then you haven't read and/or understood poj's reply.

      Use double-quotes to interpolate the  $zipfile string into the  $emailcmd string:

      c:\@Work\Perl\monks>perl -wMstrict -le "my $home = $ENV{'HOME'}; print qq{>$home<}; ;; my $zipfile = qq{$home/file.zip}; print qq{>>$zipfile<<}; ;; my $emailcmd = qq{/usr/bin/mailx uuencode $zipfile $zipfile -r -s}; print qq{>>>$emailcmd<<<}; " >IsWhereTheHeartIs< >>IsWhereTheHeartIs/file.zip<< >>>/usr/bin/mailx uuencode IsWhereTheHeartIs/file.zip IsWhereTheHeartI +s/file.zip -r -s<<<
      Maybe see discussion of  qq// et al and interpolation in perlop. (Basic problem is with string interpolation and not with existence of a file.)


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