[CentOS] mutt execution by daemon

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Sat Jan 2 04:34:50 UTC 2010


On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 04:21:02AM +0000, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> I have a user w/o a shell that runs an app as a daemon that needs to use
> mutt to email an attachment from a script.
> 
> During testing when the app was ran as root everything worked:) Now that
> we obviously are running as a user w/o a shell this little bit broke. I
> used mutt as I needed to send the attachment as mime, and the ability
> to specify a muttrc from the cli when executed was useful so we could tweak
> the mail headers etc...
> 
> Since there is no local mb's at all on this server, are there any mutt gurus
> that know off hand how I can manipulate the behavior of mutt to simply send
> w/o looking for a mailbox?

How do you call mutt?  Couldn't you precreate a muttrc file and then
just include its path in however you make your call to mutt?

Regardless, seems like you'd be better off using a Python or PHP script
to send your email....

Ray



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