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NEWALIASES(8)          BSD System Manager's Manual         NEWALIASES(8)

NAME         top

     newaliases — rebuild mail aliases

SYNOPSIS         top

     newaliases [-f file]

DESCRIPTION         top

     The newaliases utility makes changes to the mail aliases file
     visible to smtpd(8).  It should be run every time the aliases(5)
     file is changed.  The location of the alias file is defined in
     smtpd.conf(5), and defaults to /etc/mail/aliases.

     The options are as follows:

     -f file
             Use file as the configuration file, instead of the default

     If using database (db) files, newaliases is equivalent to running
     makemap(8) as follows:

           # makemap -t aliases /etc/mail/aliases

     If using plain text files, newaliases is equivalent to running
     smtpctl(8) as follows:

           # smtpctl update table aliases

FILES         top

     /etc/mail/aliases     List of local user mail aliases.
     /etc/mail/virtual     List of virtual host aliases.

EXIT STATUS         top

     The newaliases utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error

SEE ALSO         top

     smtpd.conf(5), makemap(8), smtpctl(8), smtpd(8)

HISTORY         top

     The newaliases command first appeared in OpenBSD 4.6 as a
     replacement for the equivalent command shipped with sendmail.

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