ali - list nmh mail aliases
[-help] [-version] [-alias aliasfile]
[-list | -nolist] [-user | -nouser]
searches the named mail alias files for each of the given
. It creates a list of addresses for those aliases
writes that list on standard output. If no arguments are given, ali
outputs all alias entries.
By default, when an alias expands to multiple addresses, the addresses are
separated by commas and printed on as few lines as possible. If the
switch is specified, and an address expands to multiple
addresses, each address will appear on a separate line.
switch directs ali
to perform its processing in an
inverted fashion: instead of listing the addresses that each given alias
expands to, ali
will list the aliases that expand to each given
The files specified by the profile entry “Aliasfile
any additional alias files given by the -alias aliasfile
will be read. Each alias
is processed as described in
Alias files are looked up in multiple locations: if the pathname is absolute or
starts with “.
” or “..
” it is
accessed directly; otherwise tilde expansion is done on usernames, then files
are searched for in the user's Mail
directory as specified in their
profile. If not found there, the directory “/etc/nmh
- The user's profile.
- To determine the user's nmh directory
- For a default alias file