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NAME

       postkick - kick a Postfix service

SYNOPSIS

       postkick [-c config_dir] [-v] class service request

DESCRIPTION

       The  postkick(1)  command sends request to the specified service over a
       local transport  channel.   This  command  makes  Postfix  private  IPC
       accessible for use in, for example, shell scripts.

       Options:

       -c config_dir
              Read  the  main.cf  configuration  file  in  the named directory
              instead of the default configuration directory.

       -v     Enable verbose  logging  for  debugging  purposes.  Multiple  -v
              options make the software increasingly verbose.

       Arguments:

       class  Name  of  a  class  of local transport channel endpoints, either
              public (accessible by any local user) or private (administrative
              access only).

       service
              The name of a local transport endpoint within the named class.

       request
              A string. The list of valid requests is service-specific.

DIAGNOSTICS

       Problems and transactions are logged to the standard error stream.

ENVIRONMENT

       MAIL_CONFIG
              Directory with Postfix configuration files.

       MAIL_VERBOSE
              Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes.

CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS

       The  following  main.cf  parameters  are  especially  relevant  to this
       program.  The  text  below  provides  only  a  parameter  summary.  See
       postconf(5) for more details including examples.

       config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The  default  location  of  the  Postfix  main.cf  and master.cf
              configuration files.

       application_event_drain_time (100s)
              How long the postkick(1) command waits for a  request  to  enter
              the Postfix daemon process input buffer before giving up.

       queue_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The location of the Postfix top-level queue directory.

FILES

       /var/spool/postfix/private, private class endpoints
       /var/spool/postfix/public, public class endpoints

SEE ALSO

       qmgr(8), queue manager trigger protocol
       pickup(8), local pickup daemon
       postconf(5), configuration parameters

LICENSE

       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

AUTHOR(S)

       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

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