AMC-mailing(1) mail PDF annotated completed answer sheets to students


auto-multiple-choice mailing [--xmlargs args.xml] --project project-dir --students-list students-list.csv [--list-encoding encoding] --email-column col --sender sender-email --subject subject --text email-body [--text-content-type content-type] [--debug file.log] [transport arguments...]


The command sends by email the PDF annotated completed answer sheets to the students. Email addresses are taken from the students list file.

--project project-dir

Gives the project directory.

--students-list students-list.csv

sets the students list file name.

--list-encoding encoding

selects an encoding for file students-list.csv (default is utf-8).

--email-column col

sets the name of the column containing the email addresses of the students in the students list file.

--sender sender-email

sets the sender email.

--cc cc-email-address

sets the carbon copy email address.

--bcc bcc-email-address

sets the blind carbon copy email address.

--subject subject

sets the subject of the emails to send.

--text email-body

sets the body text of the emails to send.

--text-content-type content-type

sets the content-type of email text. content-type may be text/plain or text/html.

--attach filename

adds file filename as an attachment to all emails sent. Use this option several times to attach multiple files.

--transport transport

sets the transport to use. transport may be sendmail or SMTP.

--debug file.log

gives a file to fill with debugging information.


Depending on the value used for argument transport, the following arguments can be added:

Transport sendmail

--sendmail-path path

sets the path to the sendmail command (defaults to /usr/sbin/sendmail).

Transport SMTP

--smtp-host host

sets the SMTP hostname (defaults to smtp).

--smtp-port port

sets the port to use (default value is 25).


To avoid encoding problems, one can place some arguments in a XML file and use the --xmlargs file.xml argument as the first command argument. Here is an example of such a file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <arg>--sender</arg><arg>Bienvenüe &lt;[email protected]&gt;</arg>
  <arg>--text</arg><arg>Voilà votre copie corrigée</arg>


Alexis Bienvenüe <[email protected]>

Main author

Anirvan Sarkar

Author and Editor

Hiroto Kagotani


Frédéric Bréal

Author and Editor

Jean Bérard

Translation from French

Georges Khaznadar

Translation from French


Copyright © 2008-2016 Alexis Bienvenüe

This document can be used according to the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.