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Create a binary mailing list.

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NAME

setmaillist - create a binary mailing list

SYNOPSIS

setmaillist bin tmp

DESCRIPTION

setmaillist reads a mailing list from its standard input. setmaillist writes the mailing list in a binary format to tmp; it then moves tmp to bin. tmp and bin must be on the same filesystem. If there is a problem creating tmp, setmaillist complains and leaves bin alone. The binary mailing list format is portable across machines. setmaillist always creates bin world-readable.

MAILING LIST FORMAT

The mailing list read by setmaillist is a series of lines. NUL bytes are not allowed. If a line begins with a dot or slash, setmaillist takes the entire line as an include file name. If a line begins with an ampersand, setmaillist takes the rest of the line as a recipient address. If a line begins with a letter or number, setmaillist takes the entire line as a recipient address. Each recipient address must include a fully qualified domain name. Recipient addresses longer than 800 bytes are not allowed. setmaillist ignores blank lines and lines beginning with #. It also ignores spaces and tabs at the ends of lines. For example, @heaven.af.mil @silverton.berkeley.edu is a mailing list with two addresses.

SEE ALSO

setforward(1), newinclude(1), printmaillist(1)
setmaillist(1)
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setmaillist(1) referred by newinclude(1) | printmaillist(1) | setforward(1)
refer to newinclude(1) | printmaillist(1) | setforward(1)