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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