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ali(1)								       ali(1)



NAME

  ali -	list mail aliases (only	available within the message handling system,
  mh)

SYNOPSIS

  ali [-alias aliasfile] [-help] [-[no]list] [-[no]normalize] [-user
  useraddr] [-nouser] [aliases...]

OPTIONS

  -alias aliasfile
      Specifies	the alias file to be consulted by ali.	You can	specify	more
      than one alias file, but each aliasfile must be preceded by -alias. In
      addition to any alias files that you specify, ali	consults the system
      alias file /usr/lib/mh/MailAliases.

      You can set up an	entry in your .mh_profile so that ali automatically
      consults an alias	file. To do this, add the Aliasfile entry to your
      profile. See mh_profile(4) for more information.

  -help
      Prints a list of the valid options to this command.

  -list

  -nolist
      Prints the addresses on separate lines. If you do	not specify the	-list
      option, the addresses are	separated by commas and	printed	on as few
      lines as possible.

  -normalize

  -nonormalize
      Instructs	ali to try to track down the official hostname of the
      address. This can	be suppressed by using -nonormalize. The default is
      -nonormalize.

  -user	useraddr

  -nouser
      Displays all the aliases that contain a specific name. Instead of	list-
      ing the addresses	that each given	alias expands to, ali lists the
      aliases that expand to include each given	address. You must specify the
      complete user name that you have used in your alias file.

  The defaults for this	command	are:

       -alias  /usr/lib/mh/MailAliases
       -nolist
       -nonormalize
       -nouser







DESCRIPTION

  The ali command searches the specified mail alias files for each of the
  given	aliases. It creates a list of addresses	for those aliases, and
  displays that	list on	the screen.

PROFILE	COMPONENTS

  Path:	  Location of your mail	directory.

  Aliasfile:
	  Location of your personal alias file.

EXAMPLES

  The following	example	shows how the -user option can be used to list all
  the aliases containing the address Parker@Venus:

       % ali -user Parker@Venus
       Parker@Venus: Group, Reviewers, Badminton

FILES

  $HOME/.mh_profile
	      The user profile.

  /usr/lib/mh/MailAliases
	      The system alias file.

  /etc/passwd The system password file.

  /etc/group  The system group file.

SEE ALSO

  mh-alias(4)