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qmail-newu - prepare address assignments for qmail-lspawn

qmail-newu(8) System Manager's Manual qmail-newu(8)

NAME

qmail-newu - prepare address assignments for qmail-lspawn

SYNOPSIS

qmail-newu

DESCRIPTION

qmail-newu reads the assignments in /var/lib/qmail/users/assign and writes them into /var/lib/qmail/users/cdb in a binary format suited for quick access by qmail-lspawn.
 
If there is a problem with users/assign, qmail-newu complains and leaves users/cdb alone.
 
qmail-newu ensures that users/cdb is updated atomically, so qmail-lspawn never has to wait for qmail-newu to finish. However, qmail-newu makes no attempt to protect against two simultaneous updates of users/cdb.
 
The binary users/cdb format is portable across machines.

SEE ALSO

qmail-users(5), qmail-lspawn(8), qmail-pw2u(8)
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