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NAME

       mkline - fold an alias file, paths file or mailing list into one-line
       records

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/lib/smail/mkline [ -ltn ] [ file ...  ]

DESCRIPTION

       Mkline takes alias files, path files or mailing list files as input and
       produces output records containing one complete entry per line with all
       comments and whitespace replaced by zero or one spaces.  One space is
       used if the concatenation of two tokens would otherwise cause
       ambiguity.  For mailing lists, the -l flag should be specified and the
       output will be a list of addresses.  Otherwise, the input is assumed to
       be alias files or path files and the output is single line entries,
       with the key always separated from the data by a single colon character
       (‘‘:’’).

       If no input files are specified, the standard input is read.  In
       addition, if a filename of - is given, the standard input is inserted
       at that point.

       If the -t flag is specified, then an ASCII TAB character separates key
       from data, rather than a colon character.

       If the -n flag is specified, then keys are not extracted from the
       input, so that all tokens pass through unchanged, with comments and
       whitespace still being reduced to the minimum required for unambiguous
       tokens.

       The -t and -n flags have no effect when processing mailing lists.

EXAMPLES

       If the file aliases contains:

              Postmaster:       hustead               # Ted Hustead, jr.
              UUCP-Postmasters: tron, chongo          # namei contacts
                                yamato                # kremvax contact
              tron:             tron@namei.uucp (Ronald S. Karr)
              yamato:           yamato@kremvax.ussr.comm (Yamato T. Yankelovich)
              chongo:           chongo@eek.uts.amdahl.com (Landon Curt Noll)

       then the command mkline aliases will produce:

              Postmaster:hustead
              UUCP-Postmasters:tron,chongo yamato
              tron:tron@namei.uucp
              yamato:yamato@kremvax.ussr.comm
              chongo:chongo@eek.uts.amdahl.com

       As an example of using mkline to compress mailing lists, consider the
       mailing list:

              tron@namei.uucp,tron@uts.amdahl.com     # Ronald S. Karr
              yamato@kremvax.ussr.comm                # Yamato T. Yankelovich
              chongo@eek.uts.amdahl.com               # Landon Curt Noll
              Wilt . (the Stilt) Chamberlain@NBA.US   # RFC822 doc example

       The command mkline -l applied to this list will produce:

              tron@namei.uucp
              tron@uts.amdahl.com
              yamato@kremvax.ussr.comm
              chongo@eek.uts.amdahl.com
              Wilt.Chamberlain@NBA.US

SEE ALSO

       mksort(8), mkdbm(8), smail(5), smail(8), pathalias(8).

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 1987, 1988 Ronald S. Karr and Landon Curt Noll
       Copyright (C) 1992 Ronald S. Karr

       See a file COPYING, distributed with the source code, or type smail
       -bc, to view distribution rights and restrictions associated with this
       software.