rebuild the database for the mail
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.
newaliases utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs.
newaliases command first appeared in
OpenBSD 4.6 as a replacement for the equivalent
command shipped with sendmail.