CHECKALIAS(1L)                                     CHECKALIAS(1L)

NAME
       checkalias - check to see if an alias is defined.

SYNOPSIS
       checkalias alias, alias, ...

DESCRIPTION
       Checkalias checks the user file first, and then the system
       alias file to try to find the specified alias or  aliases.
       If found, the value of the alias is printed out, otherwise
       an error is generated.

       Note: this is in fact a one-line shell script;

            elm -c $*

AUTHOR
       Elm Development Group

SEE ALSO
       elm(1L), elmalias(1L), newalias(1L), mail(1), mailx(1)

BUGS
       Note that the precedence of aliases is user file then sys-
       tem  file.  This means that a user can 'overload' an alias
       by having one defined in the system file also  defined  in
       theirs.   This  shouldn't turn out to be a problem, but is
       something for the system administrator  to  keep  in  mind
       when creating the system alias file.

BUG REPORTS TO
       Bill Pemberton  flash@virginia.edu

COPYRIGHTS
       Copyright 1988-1995 by The USENET Community Trust
       Derived from Elm 2.0,  Copyright 1986, 1987 by Dave Taylor

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