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

newaliasesrebuild the database for the mail aliases file

newaliases [-f file]

newaliases rebuilds the random access database for the mail aliases file, the location of which is defined in smtpd.conf(5), and which by default is /etc/mail/aliases. If using database (db) files this utility must be run every time the aliases(5) file is changed.

The options are as follows:

Use file as the configuration file, instead of the default /etc/mail/smtpd.conf.

Note: this utility is provided for sendmail compatibility. The preferred way of rebuilding the database is with makemap(8):

# makemap -t aliases /etc/mail/aliases

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

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

smtpd.conf(5), makemap(8)

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

December 22, 2015 OpenBSD-6.1