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praliases(1)							 praliases(1)



NAME

  praliases - display system mail aliases

SYNOPSIS

  praliases [-f	filename] [--] [alias_name...]

OPTIONS

  -f  Displays the aliases using the specified dbm file	instead	of the system
      aliases file.

OPERANDS

  alias_name
      The alias	name to	find. If no aliases are	given, then the	entire con-
      tents of the dbm file are	displayed.

DESCRIPTION

  The praliases	command	displays system	aliases	used by	the sendmail(8)	pro-
  gram.	If no arguments	are given, the praliases command displays all of the
  system aliases contained in the file /var/adm/sendmail/aliases.

  An alternative file can be specified using the -f option.

  Specific aliases can be displayed by specifying one or more alias names.

  [Tru64 UNIX]	Aliases	can be created either with or without the terminating
  null character ('\0\') considered to be part of the name.  Under Tru64
  UNIX,	an attempt is made to find either version; other vendor's implementa-
  tions	may check only for the key with	an embedded NULL.

  [Tru64 UNIX]	The system aliases file	under Tru64 UNIX is stored under the
  /var/adm/sendmail directory. Other vendor's implementations may expect the
  file to exist	under the /etc directory.

EXIT STATUS

  The following	exit values are	returned as defined in
  /usr/include/sysexits.h:

  0   No errors	occurred.

  EX_USAGE (64)
      An invalid argument was specified.

  EX_OSFILE (72)
      The specified dbm	file does not exists.




EXAMPLES

   1.  To display all of the system aliases, enter:
	    praliases

   2.  To display a mailing list called	foo, enter:
	    praliases foo

   3.  To display the contents of a dbm	file my_list, enter:
	    praliases -f my_list



SEE ALSO

  Commands:  makemap(8)

  Files:  aliases(4)