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expand_alias(1)						       expand_alias(1)

       expand_alias - recursively expands the sendmail aliases

       max_recursion] alias

       is a shell script that recursively expands the aliases.	Through use of
       and the command, each alias is recursively expanded into	 its  destina‐
       tion(s).	 Indentation is used to show each level of recursion.  Because
       of the recursive use of is slow.	 If the local cannot directly  connect
       to  a  remote system, due to a firewall configuration, will not be able
       to succeed. If the local is to transparently connect across  the	 fire‐
       wall,  will  be	able to contact sendmail daemons outside the firewall,
       allowing the alias to be more fully expanded.  (For example, some local
       telnet clients use a located on the firewall to permit the local client
       to transparently connect to Internet hosts.  If the local default  uses
       a in such a manner, will use that functionality to more fully expand an

       max_recursion defaults to 10.  After max_recursion expansions, no  fur‐
       ther expansion is attempted.

       If is specified, only the terminal aliases will be displayed.

       is  similar  to except that if a terminal line has a pipe, its printing
       is suppressed and the previous level of expansion is printed instead.

       was developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.


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