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1. How to Run

The sendmail program is run by specifying its name followed by command-line switches, then recipient addresses. Some command-line switches cause sendmail to ignore its recipients, while others require their presence. One switch, -bt , places sendmail into interactive, rule-testing mode.

1.1 Alternative Names for sendmail

hoststat

Prints persistent host status information (see §36.1.1).

mailq

Prints the queue's contents (see §36.1.2).

newaliases

Rebuilds the aliases database file or files (see §36.1.3).

purgestat

Purges (zeroes) persistent host status information (see §36.1.4).

smtpd

Runs in daemon mode (see §36.1.5).











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