NEWALIASES(1M) Maintenance Commands NEWALIASES(1M)

newaliases - rebuild the data base for the mail aliases file

newaliases

newaliases rebuilds the random access data base for the mail aliases file /etc/mail/aliases.

newaliases accepts all the flags that sendmail(1M) accepts. However, most of these flags have no effect, except for the -C option and three of the Processing Options that can be set from a configuration file with the -o option:

-C /path/to/alt/config/file

Use alternate configuration file.

-oAfile

Specify possible alias files.

-oLn

Set the default log level to n. Defaults to 9.

-on

Validate the RHS of aliases when rebuilding the aliases(4) database.

newaliases runs in verbose mode (-v option) automatically.

Example 1 Running the newaliases Command

The following command runs newaliases on an alias file different from the /etc/mail/aliases default in sendmail(1M):


 example% newaliases -oA/path/to/alternate/alias/file

newaliases returns an exit status describing what it did. The codes are defined in /usr/include/sysexits.h.

EX_OK

Successful completion on all addresses.

EX_NOUSER

User name not recognized.

EX_UNAVAILABLE

Catchall. Necessary resources were not available.

EX_SYNTAX

Syntax error in address.

EX_SOFTWARE

Internal software error, including bad arguments.

EX_OSERR

Temporary operating system error, such as "cannot fork".

EX_NOHOST

Host name not recognized.

EX_TEMPFAIL

Message could not be sent immediately, but was queued.

/etc/aliases
Symbolic link to /etc/mail/aliases

/etc/mail/aliases.pag

/etc/mail/aliases.dir

ndbm files maintained by newaliases

/etc/mail/aliases.db

Berkeley DataBase file maintained by newaliases

sendmail(1M), aliases(4), attributes(5)

September 14, 2001 OmniOS