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 MPACK(1)                                                           MPACK(1)




 NAME
      mpack - pack a file in MIME format

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

 DESCRIPTION
      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
      -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
           newsgroups.

      file Encode the named file.




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 MPACK(1)                                                           MPACK(1)




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

 ENVIRONMENT
      TMPDIR
           Directory to store temporary files.  Default is /usr/tmp.

      SPLITSIZE
           Default value of the -m switch.













































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