rebuild the database for the mail aliases file
newaliases rebuilds the random access database for the
mail aliases file, the location of which is defined in
smtpd.conf(5), and which by default is
/etc/aliases. If using database (db) files this
utility must be run every time the aliases(5) file is
The options are as follows:
- Use file as the configuration file, instead of the
Note: this utility is provided for sendmail compatibility. The
preferred way of rebuilding the database is with
# makemap -t aliases /etc/aliases
- List of local user mail aliases.
- List of virtual host aliases.
newaliases utility exits 0 on success,
and >0 if an error occurs.
newaliases command first appeared in
OpenBSD 4.6 as a replacement for the equivalent
command shipped with sendmail.