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NAME

       postkick - kick a Postfix service

SYNOPSIS

       postkick [-c config_dir] [-v] class service request

DESCRIPTION

       The  postkick(1)  command  sends  request  to the specified service over a local transport
       channel.  This command makes Postfix private IPC accessible for use in, for example, shell
       scripts.

       Options:

       -c config_dir
              Read  the  main.cf configuration file in the named directory instead of the default
              configuration directory.

       -v     Enable verbose logging  for  debugging  purposes.  Multiple  -v  options  make  the
              software increasingly verbose.

       Arguments:

       class  Name  of a class of local transport channel endpoints, either public (accessible by
              any local user) or private (administrative access only).

       service
              The name of a local transport endpoint within the named class.

       request
              A string. The list of valid requests is service-specific.

DIAGNOSTICS

       Problems and transactions are logged to the standard error stream.

ENVIRONMENT

       MAIL_CONFIG
              Directory with Postfix configuration files.

       MAIL_VERBOSE
              Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes.

CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS

       The following main.cf parameters are especially relevant to this program.  The text  below
       provides only a parameter summary. See postconf(5) for more details including examples.

       config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The default location of the Postfix main.cf and master.cf configuration files.

       application_event_drain_time (100s)
              How  long  the  postkick(1) command waits for a request to enter the Postfix daemon
              process input buffer before giving up.

       import_environment (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The list of environment parameters that a privileged Postfix  process  will  import
              from a non-Postfix parent process, or name=value environment overrides.

       queue_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The location of the Postfix top-level queue directory.

FILES

       /var/spool/postfix/private, private class endpoints
       /var/spool/postfix/public, public class endpoints

SEE ALSO

       qmgr(8), queue manager trigger protocol
       pickup(8), local pickup daemon
       postconf(5), configuration parameters

LICENSE

       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

AUTHOR(S)

       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

       Wietse Venema
       Google, Inc.
       111 8th Avenue
       New York, NY 10011, USA

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