Provided by: exim4-config_4.96-3ubuntu1_all bug


       update-exim4.conf.template - Regenerate exim4 configuration file template.


       update-exim4.conf.template [-h|--help] [-n|--nobackup] [-o|--output file] [-r|--run]


              Show short help message and exit

              Overwrite      existing      file,      instead      of      keeping      it     as

       -o|--output file
              Write output to file instead of /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template.

              Actually do something. If this option is not  specified  update-exim4.conf.template
              will     exit     immediately.     This     option     was    introduced    because
              update-exim4.conf.template overwrites configuration files.


       The script update-exim4.conf.template regenerates the  main  configuration  file  template
       /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template  from  the  configuration snippets in the /etc/exim4/conf.d
       directory tree.

       This process will overwrite all local changes in /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template and  might
       be  useful if there are local changes in the /etc/exim4/conf.d directory tree, for example
       by a new mail related package dropping its own configuration snippets in there.

       update-exim4.conf.template ignores all files in the conf.d directory that have a  filename
       which  does  not  consist only of letters, numbers, underscores and hyphens ([:alnum:]_-),
       similar to run-parts(8).  For easy interaction with packages extending  Exim  additionally
       /etc/exim4/conf.d/foo/bar.rul is used instead of /etc/exim4/conf.d/foo/bar if it exists!


       If  CONFDIR  is  set  update-exim4.conf.template  will  search  for  the input files below
       $CONFDIR/conf.d  instead  of   /etc/exim4/conf.d/   and   will   write   the   output   to
       $CONFDIR/exim4.conf.template   instead   of   to   /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template  (unless
       overridden with -o or --output).


       This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff  than  us  and  has
       more experience in writing manual pages, any patches would be greatly appreciated.


       exim4(8),  /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/  and for general notes and details about interaction
       with debconf /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.gz


       Marc Haber <>