[nos-bbs] Sending a file (.csv)

Brett Friermood brett.friermood at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 20:58:23 EDT 2012

Thanks, Bill.

I do use only the JNOS console and not an external mail client, so
this looks like what I am looking for.

I don't have time to try it tonight, but just looking at the snippet
you provided it seems pretty straight forward. Just a couple little

1. It looks like it but this would be run from the console and not an
active session, correct?

2. If I am connecting through an intermediate station to get to the
BBS, can this command still be used?


On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Bill Vodall <wa7nwp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As part of an exercise I am involved in, I am requested to "send" a
>> .csv file through a BBS. I am awaiting clarification on just what send
>> means, whether being send the contents of the .csv as the contents of
>> a message or upload the file using the JNOS BBS's "upload" command.
> Hi Brett,
> I don't have my JNOS system running right now but the memories aren't
> too foggy and I think I can give you a couple ideas that may help out.
> If you're using an external EMail client, like Outlook or Thunderbird,
> talking to JNOS - you should be able to just attach the file as any
> email does.
> If you're strictly using JNOS and running from the JNOS console, I
> think there's an option to ...  (checking - didn't find it yet..
> I'll keep checking...  but there's another option and here's a clip
> from the jnos manual.
> http://www.langelaar.net/projects/jnos2/documents/manuals/JNOS-MAN.TXT
> )
> *** From the JNOS manual:
> mailmsg  <to_addr> ["<subject>"] "msg";
>       Mail a message to <to_addr> from <msguser>@<Hostname>.  <msguser>
> can be set in the DOS environment (Set MSGUSER=<any_user_name>),
> and defaults to "sysop" if not set in the environment.  <subject> is optional,
> and must be quoted if it contains whitespace characters.  <msg> is either
> a string to be placed in the body of the message (quoted if it contains white-
> space characters) or the path to a file to be placed in the message body.  A
> path must begin with forward or backward slashes, or a drive specification,
> otherwise it is taken to be a <msg> string.  This command is available when
> JNOS was compiled with MAILMSG #define'd.
>       Example: mailmsg n5knx "don't forget!"  "replenish the Cardhu" at
>                        0400 "mailmsg jpd at usl.edu /stats.out+"
> 73,
> Bill - WA7NWP
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