Provided by: exim4-config_4.96-3ubuntu1_all
update-exim4defaults - Manage exim4 daemon default file.
update-exim4defaults [ --qflags flags ] [ --queuerunner combined|queueonly|separate|ppp|no|nodaemon ] [ --queuetime time ] [ --commonoptions options ] [ --queuerunneroptions options ] [ --smtplisteneroptions options ] [ --remove-common options ] [ --remove-queue options ] [ --remove-smtp options ] [ --force|-f ] [ --help|-h ] [ --init ]
update-exim4defaults allows one to set run parameters for the Exim daemon in /etc/default/exim4. Its main purpose is for interaction with packages enhancing Exim like virus-scanners that need to change the way the exim daemon is started.
--help|-h Print short usage instructions and exit. --qflags flags Set qflags, special flags given to exim directly after the “-q”. See exim(8) for more information. --queuerunner combined|queueonly|separate|ppp|no|nodaemon Should the init script start one daemon that listens on the smtp port for incoming connections and runs the queue at regular intervals (combined) , or should it start two separate daemons, one listening on the smtp port, the other running the queue (separate) , or should the queue only be run by /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/exim4 (ppp) , or shouldn't we run the queue at all, for example if you'd rather do this with cron ? Or should we only start a queuerunner (queueonly) or no daemon at all (nodaemon) ? --queuetime time In which intervals should we run the queue? This passed as option -q<qflags>time to Exim, e.g. -q30m or -qq1h. --commonoptions options Options passed both to queue-running and listening instances of Exim. --queuerunneroptions options Options only passed to the instance of Exim running the queue. --smtplisteneroptions options Options only passed to the instance of Exim listening on the SMTP port. --force|-f Without this option update-exim4defaults exits with an error if at least one of the options --queuetime, --commonoptions, --queuerunneroptions or --smtplisteneroptions is used and the corresponding value in /etc/default/exim4 is already set to a nonempty value. --remove-common option Try to remove the given option from COMMONOPTIONS. --remove-queue option Try to remove the given option from QUEUERUNNEROPTIONS. --remove-smtp option Try to remove the given option from SMTPLISTENEROPTIONS. The --remove-commands cannot be used at the same time as any of --commonoptions, --queuerunneroptions or --smtplisteneroptions. The --remove-commands will additionally remove whitespace at the beginning and the end of the option and exchange multiple spaces wi a single one. --init create a default /etc/default/exim4 file and exit immediately. Unless --force was also specified update-exim4defaults exits (successfully) without doing anything if /etc/default/exim4 already exists. All other options are ignored.
0 change was successful or nothing needed to be done. 1 generic error: wrong options, unreadable configuration file, etc. 2 QUEUEINTERVAL was already set. 4 COMMONOPTIONS was already set. 8 QUEUERUNNEROPTIONS was already set. 16 SMTPLISTENEROPTIONS was already set. 32 QFLAGS was already set. 64 --remove-something failed, i.e. the value of the option was not changed. Exit codes 2 to 32 will be summed up, if more than one unsuccessful option was given.
/etc/default/exim4 The configuration file. /etc/init.d/exim4 The Exim init-script. /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/exim4 The queuerunner in this file also uses COMMONOPTIONS and QUEUERUNNEROPTIONS and does not run if QUEUERUNNER=no.
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.
Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>