[ALUG] Inserting a file into a telnet session

Srdjan Todorovic todorovic.s at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 9 16:24:10 BST 2007

On 09/10/2007, Tim Green <timothy.j.green at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/9/07, Ted Harding <ted.harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk> wrote:
> > I can do a mock-up of the entire message, including the MIME
> > headers and separators, the body, and the base64-encoded attachment,
> > by simply mailing it to myself locally. Since I store messages
> > in MH mailboxes, each message is a separate text file.
> >
> > So all I would need to do is copy that file, edit out unwanted
> > headers and modify others, and then 'cat' the edited copy down
> > the line after the 'data' command in SMTP.
> >
> > Or that would be the case, if only I could find out how to 'cat
> > it down the line' while still on that telnet connection!
> This is sounding more like a job for netcat, also known as nc. Or an
> SMTP agent with a more patient connect timeout period.

This sounds like a job for expect. Expect a telent session, then send over the
text file.


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