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ali(1mh)							      ali(1mh)

Name
       ali - list mail aliases

Syntax
       ali  [  -alias aliasfile ] [ -help ] [ -[no]list ] [ -[no]normalize ] [
       -user useraddr ] [ -nouser ] [ aliases ...  ]

Description
       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.

Options
       -alias aliasfile
		 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.

       -list
       -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.

       -normalize
       -nonormalize
		 Instructs  to	try to track down the official hostname of the
		 address.  This can be suppressed by using -nonormalize.   The
		 default is -nonormalize.

       -user useraddr
       -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:

	      -alias /usr/lib/mh/MailAliases
	      -nolist
	      -nonormalize
	      -nouser

Examples
       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

Profile Components
       Path:	    Location of your Mail directory.
       Aliasfile:   Location of your personal alias file.

Files
       The user profile.

       The system alias file.

       The system password file.

       The system group file.

See Also
       mh-alias(5mh)

								      ali(1mh)
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