rebuild the database for the mail aliases file
rebuilds the random access
database for the mail aliases file, the location of which is defined in
, and which by
default is /etc/mail/aliases
. If using
database (db) files this utility must be run every time the
file is changed.
The options are as follows:
- Use file as the configuration file,
instead of the default
Note: this utility is provided for sendmail compatibility. The preferred way of
rebuilding the database is with
# makemap -t aliases /etc/mail/aliases
- List of local user mail aliases.
- List of virtual host aliases.
utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs.
command first appeared in
as a replacement for the equivalent
command shipped with sendmail.