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       setmaillist - create a binary mailing list


       setmaillist bin tmp


       setmaillist reads a mailing list from its standard input.

       setmaillist  writes  the mailing list in a binary format to tmp; it then moves tmp to bin.
       tmp and bin must be on the same filesystem.

       If there is a problem creating tmp, setmaillist complains and leaves bin alone.

       The binary mailing list format is portable across machines.

       setmaillist always creates bin world-readable.


       The mailing list read by setmaillist is a series of lines.  NUL bytes are not allowed.

       If a line begins with a dot or slash, setmaillist takes the entire line as an include file

       If  a line begins with an ampersand, setmaillist takes the rest of the line as a recipient
       address.  If a line begins with a letter or number, setmaillist takes the entire line as a
       recipient  address.   Each  recipient  address must include a fully qualified domain name.
       Recipient addresses longer than 800 bytes are not allowed.

       setmaillist ignores blank lines and lines beginning with #.  It also  ignores  spaces  and
       tabs at the ends of lines.

       For example,

       is a mailing list with two addresses.


       setforward(1), newinclude(1), printmaillist(1)