I wanted to send by email scans made with the printer I have at work. Once I have them in my email, it’s easier to archive/send them more easily.
Problem: the printer software is bugged and doesn’t allow to use my long, complex password, so I had two options:
- Change the email password to be shorter
- Think a workaround via a linux server
Obviously I opted for the second option!
It works like this: we tell the printer to save the PDFs on a network share, inotifywait waits that a new file is created, and then sendEmail sends it as an email attachment
The script has to be ran in a screen, and it runs in an infinite loop