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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       mpack - pack a file in MIME format

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       mpack  [  -s  subject ] [ -d descriptionfile ] [ -m maxsize ] [ -c con-
       tent-type ] file address ...
       mpack [ -s subject ] [ -d descriptionfile ] [ -m maxsize ]  [  -c  con-
       tent-type ] -o outputfile file
       mpack  [  -s  subject ] [ -d descriptionfile ] [ -m maxsize ] [ -c con-
       tent-type ] -n newsgroups file

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The mpack program encodes the the named file in one or more  MIME  messages.
	The  resulting	messages are mailed to one or more recipients,
       written to a named file or set of files, or posted to a	set  of  newsgroups.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       -s subject
	      Set the Subject header field to Subject.	By default, mpack will
	      prompt for the contents of the subject header.

       -d descriptionfile
	      Include the contents of the file descriptionfile in an introductory
 section at the beginning of the first generated message.

       -m maxsize
	      Split the message (if necessary) into partial messages, each not
	      exceeding maxsize characters.  The default limit is the value of
	      the  SPLITSIZE environment variable, or no limit if the environment
 variable does not exist.  Specifying a maxsize of  0  means
	      there is no limit to the size of the generated message.

       -c content-type
	      Label  the  included  file  as  being of MIME type content-type,
	      which must be a subtype of application, audio, image, or	video.
	      If  this	switch is not given, mpack examines the file to determine
 its type.

       -o outputfile
	      Write the generated message to the file outputfile.  If the message
 has to be split, the partial messages will instead be written
 to the files outputfile.01, outputfile.02, etc.

       -n newsgroups
	      Post the generated message(s)  to  the  comma-separated  netnews

       file   Encode the named file.

       address ...
	      Mail the generated messages to the specified addresses.

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

       TMPDIR Directory to store temporary files.  Default is /var/tmp.

       SPLITSIZE    [Toc]    [Back]
	      Default value of the -m switch.

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