User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/2009032711 Firefox/3.0.8 Build Identifier: 20090103 From the command line, you can compose a new message with: thunderbird -compose to="firstname.lastname@example.org",attachment="file:///my/file.txt" However, it's impossible to specify more than one person for the To field. Also impossible to specify multiple attachments. I suspect (but have not verified) that the same is true for the CC field also, even though it really only makes sense to restrict the subject and body to a single value. I'm requesting that the command line parser accept multiple attachments and recipients in some format, which I'll leave up to the developers. I will, however, suggest the following syntax as probably the safest way to avoid parsing errors due to odd characters in filenames: thunderbird -compose attachment="file:///fileA.txt",attachment="file:///fileB.txt" Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Try your hardest to launch a compose window from the command line with multiple attachments or To: recipients. 2. Keep trying. 3. Fail and come back here to vote for my request. :) Actual Results: Unable to launch a compose window with multiple attachments or "To:" recipients. Expected Results: Able to launch a compose window with multiple attachments or "To:" recipients.
It's just a matter of syntax, following works for me with 3.0 beta on Linux: > thunderbird -compose "attachment='file:///tmp/one.pdf,file:///tmp/two.pdf',to='a@.com,email@example.com'" Attaching both files and addressing to both recipient given. Note the nesting of the " and ' quotes as well as the location of commas. -> WFM
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Thanks. I really searched the bug db... :-( Note to Java programmers as myself: If you use Runtime.exec(String), you need to leave out the double quotes as Java seems to add them automatically when there's a Comma in the String or something. Your String would then look like [/path/to/thunderbird, -compose, subject=MySubject,firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com',body=this%20is%20a%20mail%20body%21,attachment='file:/home/username/test.txt'] I hope this helps others...
Many thanks, it works for me also with this syntax. When there's time, might I suggest that this gets documented somewhere accessible?
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