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

newaliasesrebuild the data base for the mail aliases file

newaliases

newaliases rebuilds the random access data base for the mail aliases file /etc/mail/aliases. It must be run each time this file is changed in order for the change to take effect.

newaliases is identical to “sendmail -bi”.

Notice: do not use makemap(8) to create the aliases data base, because newaliases puts a special token into the data base that is required by sendmail(8).

/etc/mail/aliases
The mail aliases file

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

aliases(5), mailer.conf(5), makemap(8), sendmail(8)

The newaliases command appeared in 4.0BSD.

September 23, 2010 OpenBSD-5.1