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NAME

       ali - list mail aliases

SYNOPSIS

       ali [-file aliasfile]...  [-list | -nolist] [-normalize | -nonormalize] [-user | -nouser]
            [-Version] [-help] [aliases ...]

DESCRIPTION

       Ali searches the named mail alias files for each of the given aliases.  It creates a  list
       of  addresses for those aliases, and writes that list on standard output.  If no arguments
       are given, ali outputs all alias entries.  This can be used to check  the  format  of  the
       alias file for validity.

       By  default,  when  an alias expands to multiple addresses, the addresses are separated by
       commas and printed on as few lines as possible.  If the -list switch is specified, and  an
       address expands to multiple addresses, each address will appear on a separate line.

       The  -user switch directs ali to perform its processing in an inverted fashion: instead of
       listing the addresses that each given alias expands to, ali will  list  the  aliases  that
       expand  to  each  given address.  If the -normalize switch is given, ali will try to track
       down the official hostname of the address.

       If no -file aliasfile is given, then the default alias files, as specified by the  profile
       entry  `Aliasfile',  will  be  read.   If  any  alias  files  are given by -file aliasfile
       switches, these will be read instead of the default alias files.  Either the default alias
       files are read or the ones given at the command line, never both.

       Each alias is processed as described in mh-alias(5).

FILES

       $HOME/.mmh/profile         The user profile
       /etc/passwd                List of users
       /etc/group                 List of groups

PROFILE COMPONENTS

       Path:                To determine the user's mail storage
       Aliasfile:           For default alias files

SEE ALSO

       mh-alias(5)

DEFAULTS

       `-nolist'
       `-nonormalize'
       `-nouser'

CONTEXT

       None

BUGS

       The  -user option with -nonormalize is not entirely accurate, as it does not replace local
       nicknames for hosts with their official site names.