ali - list mail aliases
ali [-alias aliasfile] [-list] [-nolist] [-normalize]
[-nonormalize] [-user] [-nouser] [aliases ...]
Ali searches the named mail alias files for each of the given aliases.
It creates a list of addresses for those aliases, and writes that list
on standard output. If no arguments are given, ali outputs all alias
By default, when an aliases expands to multiple addresses, the
addresses are separated by commas and printed on as few lines as possi-
ble. If the `-list' option is specified, then when an address expands
to multiple addresses, each address will appear on a separate line.
The switch `-user' directs ali to perform its processing in an inverted
fashion: instead of listing the addresses that each given alias expands
to, ali will list the aliases that expand to each given address. If
the `-normalize' switch is given, ali will try to track down the offi-
cial hostname of the address.
The files specified by the profile entry "Aliasfile:" and any addi-
tional alias files given by the `-alias aliasfile' switch will be read.
Each alias is processed as described in mh-alias (5).
$HOME/.mh_profile The user profile
/etc/passwd List of users
/etc/group List of groups
Path: To determine the user's nmh directory
Aliasfile: For a default alias file
The `-user' option with `-nonormalize' is not entirely accurate, as it
does not replace local nicknames for hosts with their official site
[nmh-1.0.4] MH.6.8 ALI(1)
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