conflict man page

conflict — search for alias/password conflicts


/usr/libexec/nmh/conflict [-search directory] [-mail name] [-version] [-help] [aliasfiles ...]


Conflict is deprecated and will be removed from the next nmh release.

Conflict is a program that checks to see if the interface between nmh and the transport system is in good shape

Conflict also checks for maildrops in /var/mail which do not belong to a valid user.  It assumes that no user name will start with `.', and thus ignores files in /var/mail which begin with `.'.  It also checks for entries in the group(5) file which do not belong to a valid user, and for users who do not have a valid group number. In addition duplicate users and groups are noted.

If the -mail name switch is used, then the results will be sent to the specified name. Otherwise, the results are sent to the standard output.

The -search directory switch can be used to search directories other than /var/mail and to report anomalies in those directories. The -search directory switch can appear more than one time in an invocation to conflict.

Conflict should be run under cron(8), or whenever system accounting takes place.


/etc/nmh/mts.conf nmh mts configuration file
/etc/passwd List of users
/etc/group List of groups
/usr/bin/mhmail Program to send mail
/var/mail/ Directory of mail drop

Profile Components


See Also



`aliasfiles' defaults to /etc/nmh/MailAliases



Referenced By

mh-alias(5), nmh(7).

June 24, 2012 nmh-1.6