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makemap(8)							   makemap(8)



NAME

  makemap - Create database maps for sendmail

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/sbin/makemap [-N] [-d] [-f] [-o]	[-r] [-v] maptype mapname

OPTIONS

  -N  Include the null byte that terminates strings in the map.	 This must
      match the	-N option in the sendmail.cf K line.

  -d  Allow duplicate keys in the map.	This is	only allowed on	B-Tree format
      maps.  If	two identical keys are read, they will both be inserted	into
      the map.

  -f  Normally all uppercase letters in	the key	are folded to lower case.
      This option disables that	behavior.  This	is intended to mesh with the
      -f option	in the K line in sendmail.cf.  The value is never case
      folded.

  -o  Append to	an old file.  This allows you to augment an existing file.

  -r  Allow replacement	of existing keys.  Normally makemap complains if you
      repeat a key, and	does not do the	insert.

  -v  Verbosely	print what it is doing.

DESCRIPTION

  The makemap command creates the database maps	used by	the keyed map lookups
  in sendmail(8).  It reads input from the standard input and outputs them to
  the indicated	mapname.

  The makemap command handles three different database formats,	selected
  using	the maptype operand.  They may be:

  dbm	  DBM format maps.  This requires the ndbm library. See	ndbm(3).

  btree	  B-Tree format	maps.  This requires the new Berkeley db library.

  hash	  Hash format maps.  This also requires	the db library.

  In all cases,	makemap	reads lines from the standard input consisting of two
  words	separated by white space.  The first is	the database key, the second
  is the value.	 The value may contain %n strings to indicated parameter sub-
  stitution.  Literal percents should be doubled (%%). Blank lines and lines
  beginning with the pound sign	(#) are	ignored.





SEE ALSO

  Commands: sendmail(8)


  Functions: ndbm(8)