CHECKALIAS

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO
BUGS
BUG REPORTS TO
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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 system 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