ali



ALI(1)                                                                  ALI(1)




NAME

       ali - list mail aliases


SYNOPSIS

       ali [-alias aliasfile] [-list] [-nolist] [-normalize]
            [-nonormalize] [-user] [-nouser] [aliases ...]
            [-version] [-help]


DESCRIPTION

       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
       entries.

       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).


FILES

       $HOME/.mh_profile                    The user profile
       /etc/passwd                          List of users
       /etc/group                           List of groups


PROFILE COMPONENTS

       Path:                To determine the user's nmh directory
       Aliasfile:           For a default alias file


SEE ALSO

       mh-alias(5)


DEFAULTS

       `-alias /etc/nmh/MailAliases'
       `-nolist'
       `-nonormalize'
       `-nouser'


CONTEXT

       None


BUGS

       The  `-user' option with `-nonormalize' is not entirely accurate, as it
       does not replace local nicknames for hosts  with  their  official  site
       names.



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