newaliases man page

newaliases — rebuild the data base for the mail aliases file


Newaliases rebuilds the random access data base for the mail aliases file /etc/mail/aliases. It must be run each time this file is changed in order for the change to take effect.

Newaliases is identical to “sendmail -bi”.

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

Notice: do not use makemap to create the aliases data base, because newaliases puts a special token into the data base that is required by sendmail.


The mail aliases file

See Also

aliases(5), sendmail(8)


The newaliases command appeared in 4.0BSD.

Referenced By

aliases(5), aliases.postfix(5), aliases.sendmail(5), local(8), mailx(1), makemap(8), makemap.sendmail(8), postalias(1), postconf(5), postfix(1), postmap(1), sendmail(8), sendmail.postfix(1), sendmail.sendmail(8).

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