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NAME

       pathmerge - merge sorted paths files

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/lib/smail/pathmerge file ...

DESCRIPTION

       Pathmerge takes a set of sorted path files, as produced by
       pathalias(8), and generates on the standard output a merge of the path
       information, with one path given for each hostname.  Precedence for
       paths goes to the files given earlier in the argument list.  One of the
       filenames given in the argument list can be - to specify the standard
       input.

       As an example of the use of pathmerge, let’s say that we have two
       files, forces and paths, whose contents are, respectively:

              ihnp4    cbosgd!ihnp4!%s
              muts12   muts12!%s
              sun      sun!%s
       and
              cbosgd   cbosgd!%s
              ihnp4    ihnp4!%s
              sun      ames!sun!%s
              uunet    uunet!%s

       The command pathmerge forces paths will produce on the standard
       output:

              cbosgd   cbosgd!%s
              ihnp4    cbosgd!ihnp4!%s
              muts12   muts12!%s
              sun      sun!%s
              uunet    uunet!%s
       For the purposes of pathmerge, a hostname is terminated by either a
       space, a tab, a colon or a newline.  The number of file arguments is
       limited by the number of available file descriptors, as all of the
       files are opened and read simultaneously.

SEE ALSO

       mkline(8), mksort(8), mkdbm(8), smail(5), smail(8), mkpath (8) and
       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.