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NAME

       Afalias - alias files for af.

DESCRIPTION

       Af alias files contain alias lines and optional blank lines and comment
       lines.  Comment lines begin with a semicolon (;).

       Alias lines look like:

           alias:real name:address list

       Aliases are case-insensitive non-NULL ASCII character strings, with any
       embedded colons preceded by a backslash.
       Real  names  are:  double-quoted  strings of non-NULL ASCII characters,
       with any embedded double-quotes preceded by a backslash; or, strings of
       non-NULL ASCII characters, with characters in the set ( ) < > [ ] @ , .
       ; : " % preceded by a backslash; or any combination  of  the  two.   In
       general,  the  obvious  works:  consult the Af Reference Manual for the
       fine detail in doubtful cases.
       Address lists are lists  of  comma-or-space-separated  electronic  mail
       addresses.   For  fine detail, consult the Af Reference Manual, and, if
       really desperate, RFC 822.

       Alias lines may be folded, with a newline followed by a  space  or  TAB
       being  equivalent  to a single space.  Folding may only occur after the
       alias and its following colon.

EXAMPLE

           ; An alias specifying a few users
           users:First af users:malc@thing kay@thing vato@thing vicar@thing

           ; Another alias specifying just one user
           malc:Mr Author himself:malc

           ; A mailing list folded over several lines
           testers:Af testing team:Malc Arnold <malc@thing>,
                   Kay Dekker <kay@thing>, Ian Dickinson <vato@thing>,
                   Emma Kemm <emma@thing>, Andrew Fry <vicar@thing>

FILES

       $HOME/.afalias
              user’s af aliases.
       /etc/af/afalias
              global af aliases.

AUTHOR

       Malc Arnold.

SEE ALSO

       af(1), afack(1), ‘‘The Af Reference Manual’’.

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