How to send an attachment from the Linux shell

Occasionally I have a ZIP file I need to transfer to myself from the shell (*nix) and SCP is not always available.

UUencode, part of the sharutils package, does the trick:

# uuencode /home/myname/ | mail -s “Look at this file” [email protected].

If your system reports that UUencode is not available or not found, run:

# yum –y install sharutils

To install the package and necessary dependencies.

If UUENCODE isn’t available run: # yum –y install sharutils

That’s it!