ali(1mh)ali(1mh)Nameali - list mail aliases
Syntaxali [ -alias aliasfile ] [ -help ] [ -[no]list ] [ -[no]normalize ] [
-user useraddr ] [ -nouser ] [ aliases ... ]
The command searches the specified mail alias files for each of the
given aliases. It creates a list of addresses for those aliases, and
displays that list on the screen.
Specifies the alias file to be consulted by You can specify
more than one alias file, but each aliasfile must be preceded
by -alias. In addition to any alias files that you specify,
consults the system alias file
You can set up an entry in your so that automatically con‐
sults an alias file. To do this, add the Aliasfile entry to
your profile. See for more information.
-help Prints a list of the valid options to this command.
-nolist Prints the addresses on separate lines. If you do not spec‐
ify the -list option, the addresses are separated by commas
and printed on as few lines as possible.
Instructs to try to track down the official hostname of the
address. This can be suppressed by using -nonormalize. The
default is -nonormalize.
-nouser Displays all the aliases that contain a specific name.
Instead of listing the addresses that each given alias
expands to, lists the aliases that expand to include each
given address. You must specify the complete user name that
you have used in your alias file.
The defaults for this command are:
The following example shows how the -user option can be used to list
all the aliases containing the address Parker@Venus:
% ali-user Parker@Venus
Parker@Venus: Group, Reviewers, Badminton
Path: Location of your Mail directory.
Aliasfile: Location of your personal alias file.
The user profile.
The system alias file.
The system password file.
The system group file.