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 praliases(1)							praliases(1)




 NAME
      praliases - print system-wide sendmail aliases

 SYNOPSIS
      praliases [-f file] [key ...]

 DESCRIPTION
      praliases prints out the contents of the alias data base used by
      sendmail to resolve system-wide mail aliases.  The alias data base is
      built with the command newaliases or /usr/sbin/sendmail -bi.  See
      sendmail(1M).

      If the -f option is specified, praliases accesses the alias database
      built from file with the command

	   newaliases -oA file

      Otherwise, praliases accesses the database built from the default
      alias file, /etc/mail/aliases.

      Note that praliases accesses the database, not the alias file itself.
      If the alias file has changed since the alias database was last built,
      naturally the output of praliases cannot match the contents of the
      alias file.

      Each key argument, if any, is looked up in the alias database.
      praliases prints out the aliases to which each key expands in the
      form:

	   key: mailing list

      where mailing list can be a comma-separated list of addresses to which
      the key resolves.

 DIAGNOSTICS
      key: No such key
	   key was not found in the alias database.

 EXAMPLES
      $ praliases root postmaster no_user
      root: jan_user
      postmaster: joe_user
      no_user: No such key

	   The output reveals that root is aliased to jan_user, postmaster
	   is aliased to joe_user, and that there is no alias for the key
	   no_user.

 WARNINGS
      Because sendmail supports NIS aliases, some NIS key-words may appear
      in the praliases output.	These key-words, which include



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 praliases(1)							praliases(1)




      YP_LAST_MODIFIED and YP_MASTER_NAME, may be safely ignored; they
      merely indicate that sendmail is properly updating the alias database.

 AUTHOR
      praliases was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

 FILES
      /etc/mail/aliases		       default alias file
      /etc/mail/aliases.db	       default alias database

 SEE ALSO
      sendmail(1M).










































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