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NAME

       sendfiles - send multiple files via a MIME message

SYNOPSIS

       sendfiles [delay] mailpath subject file1 [file2 ...]

DESCRIPTION

       The  shell  script sendfiles, is used to send a collection of files and
       directories via electronic mail.

            sendfiles mailpath "subject" files ...

       sendfiles will archive the files and directories you name with the  tar
       command,  and  then  mail the compressed archive to the "mailpath" with
       the given "subject".  The archive will be automatically split  up  into
       as many messages as necessary in order to get past most mailers.

       Sometimes  you want sendfiles to pause after posting a partial message.
       This is usually the case when you are running sendmail  and  expect  to
       generate  a  lot  of  partial messages.  If the first argument given to
       sendfiles starts with a dash, then it is interpreted as the  number  of
       seconds to pause in between postings, e.g.,

            sendfiles -30 mailpath "subject" files ...

       will pause 30 seconds in between each posting.

   Extracting the Received Files
       When  these  messages are received, invoke mhstore once for the list of
       messages.  The default is for mhstore to store the combined parts as  a
       new  message  in the current folder, although this can be changed using
       storage formatting strings.  You can then use mhlist to find out what's
       inside;  possibly  followed  by mhstore again to write the archive to a
       file where you can subsequently uncompress and untar it.  For instance:

            % mhlist 5-8
             msg part  type/subtype             size description
               5       message/partial           47K part 1 of 4
               6       message/partial           47K part 2 of 4
               7       message/partial           47K part 3 of 4
               8       message/partial           18K part 4 of 4
            % mhstore 5-8
            reassembling partials 5,6,7,8 to folder inbox as message 9
            % mhlist -verbose 9
             msg part  type/subtype             size description
               9       application/octet-stream 118K
                         (extract with uncompress | tar xvpf -)
                         type=tar
                         conversions=compress
            % mhstore 9
            % uncompress < 9.tar.Z | tar xvpf -

       Alternately, by using the -auto switch, mhstore will  automatically  do
       the extraction for you:

            % mhlist 5-8
             msg part  type/subtype             size description
               5       message/partial           47K part 1 of 4
               6       message/partial           47K part 2 of 4
               7       message/partial           47K part 3 of 4
               8       message/partial           18K part 4 of 4
            % mhstore 5-8
            reassembling partials 5,6,7,8 to folder inbox as message 9
            % mhlist -verbose 9
             msg part  type/subtype             size description
               9       application/octet-stream 118K
                         (extract with uncompress | tar xvpf -)
                         type=tar
                         conversions=compress
            % mhstore -auto 9
            -- tar listing appears here as files are extracted

       As  the  second  tar  listing is generated, the files are extracted.  A
       prudent user will never put -auto in the .mh_profile file.  The correct
       procedure  is  to  first use mhlist to find out what will be extracted.
       Then mhstore can be invoked with -auto to perform the extraction.

FILES

       $HOME/.mh_profile          The user profile

PROFILE COMPONENTS

       Path:                To determine the user's nmh directory
       Current-Folder:      To find the default current folder

SEE ALSO

       mhbuild(1), mhlist(1), mhshow(1), mhstore(1).   Proposed  Standard  for
       Message Encapsulation (RFC-934)

DEFAULTS

       `-noverbose'

CONTEXT

       None