ALI(1)                                                     ALI(1)

NAME
       ali - list mail aliases

SYNOPSIS
       ali [-alias aliasfile] [-list] [-nolist] [-normalize]
            [-nonormalize] [-user] [-nouser] [aliases ...]
            [-version] [-help]

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.

       By default, when an aliases expands to multiple addresses,
       the  addresses  are  separated by commas and printed on as
       few lines as possible.  If the `-list'  option  is  speci-
       fied,  then when an address expands to multiple addresses,
       each address will appear on a separate line.

       The switch `-user' 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 `-nor-
       malize' switch is given, ali will try to  track  down  the
       official hostname of the address.

       The  files specified by the profile entry "Aliasfile:" and
       any additional alias files given by the `-alias aliasfile'
       switch will be read.  Each alias is processed as described
       in  mh-alias (5).   ^$HOME/.mh_profile~^The  user  profile
       ^/etc/passwd~^List  of  users  ^/etc/group~^List of groups
       ^Path:~^To determine  the  user's  nmh  directory  ^Alias-
       file:~^For   a  default  alias  file  mh-alias(5)  `-alias
       /etc/nmh/MailAliases' `-nolist'  `-nonormalize'  `-nouser'
       None   The  `-user'  option  with  `-nonormalize'  is  not
       entirely accurate, as it does not replace local  nicknames
       for hosts with their official site names.

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