Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
metasend [options] [filename]
A largely developer-oriented interface for sending nontext email using MIME typing metadata. If no arguments are specified, metasend prompts the user for the information it needs. See mailto for a possible alternative with a friendlier interface.
Specify the MIME multipart subtype other than mixed.
Batch mode. All information must be provided on the command line.
Specify any CC addresses.
Specify a string to be used as the Content-description value.
Specify the encoding to use. Possible values are base64, quoted-printable, 7bit (no encoding is done), or x-uue.
The file to be included is already MIME-encoded and doesn't need any Content- or other header fields added.
The file to be included. If more than one file is specified with separate -f options (see -n), they are combined into a single multipart MIME object.
The From address.
The content ID value for the MIME entity. Must be a valid content ID enclosed in angle brackets (<>).
The content ID value for a multipart entity being created by metasend. Must be a valid content ID enclosed in angle brackets (<>).
The MIME content type.
Specify that an additional file is to be included. Must appear after one occurrence of at least -m, -c, and -f, and must be specified for each included file.
Send the output to the specified file instead of delivering as mail.
Specify a file containing alternative text for the preamble portion of a multipart MIME message.
The Subject field.
Specify the maximum size before the file is split into parts to be sent separately.
The To field.
Delete temporary files even if the send fails.