- query and edit single records in database maps for sendmail
maptype mapname key [ "value ..." ]
queries or edits one record in database maps used by the keyed
map lookups in sendmail(8). Arguments are passed on the command line and
output (for queries) is directed to standard output.
Depending on how it is compiled, editmap
handles up to three different
database formats, selected using the maptype
parameter. They may be
- DBM format maps. This requires the ndbm(3) library.
- B-Tree format maps. This requires the new Berkeley DB
- Hash format maps. This also requires the Berkeley DB
If the TrustedUser
option is set in the sendmail configuration file and
is invoked as root, the generated files will be owned by the
- Use the specified sendmail configuration file for
looking up the TrustedUser option.
- Include the null byte that terminates strings in the map
(for alias maps).
- Normally all upper case letters in the key are folded to
lower case. This flag disables that behaviour. This is intended to mesh
with the -f flag in the K line in sendmail.cf. The value is never
- Query the map for the specified key. If found, print value
to standard output and exit with 0. If not found then print an error
message to stdout and exit with EX_UNAVAILABLE.
- Update the record for key with value or
inserts a new record if one doesn't exist. Exits with 0 on success or
EX_IOERR on failure.
- Deletes the specific key from the map. Exits with 0 on
success or EX_IOERR on failure.
command has no history.