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

newaliasesrebuild mail aliases

newaliases [-f file]

The newaliases utility makes changes to the mail aliases file visible to smtpd(8). It should be run every time the aliases(5) file is changed. The location of the alias file is defined in smtpd.conf(5), and defaults to /etc/mail/aliases.

The options are as follows:

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

If using database (db) files, newaliases is equivalent to running makemap(8) as follows:

# makemap -t aliases /etc/mail/aliases

If using plain text files, newaliases is equivalent to running smtpctl(8) as follows:

# smtpctl update table 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), smtpctl(8), smtpd(8)

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

July 20, 2018 OpenBSD-7.0