Lists mail aliases and their addresses.
ali [ -alias File ] [ -list | -nolist ] [ -normalize | -nonormalize ] [ -user User | -nouser ] [ Alias ... ]
The ali command lists mail aliases and their addresses. By default, this command searches the /etc/mh/MailAliases file and writes to standard output each alias and its address defined in the file. To specify an alternate mail aliases file, use the -alias File flag.
If you specify the -user flag, the ali command searches the alias files for the user name and writes to standard output the aliases that contain this user name.
|-alias File||Specifies the mail alias file to be searched. The default is the /etc/mh/MailAliases file.|
|-help||Lists the command syntax, available switches (toggles), and version information.|
|-list||Displays each address on a separate line.|
|-nolist||Displays addresses on as few lines as possible. This flag is the default.|
|-nonormalize||Prevents conversion of local host nicknames to official host names. This is the default.|
|-normalize||Converts local host nicknames to their official host names.|
|-nouser||Lists the address for an alias. This flag is the default.|
|-user User||Lists the aliases that contain the specified user. When the -user and -nonormalize flags are used together, the result may be a partial list of aliases that contain the specified user.|
ali mygroupA list similar to the following is displayed on your local system:
mike@mercury george@helium vicky@venus
|$HOME/.mh_profile||Contains the MH user profile.|
|/etc/group||Contains a list of groups.|
|/etc/passwd||Contains a list of users.|
|/etc/mh/MailAliases||Contains the default mail alias file.|
|/usr/bin/ali||Contains the ali command.|
The comp command, dist command, forw command, repl command, send command, whom command.
The mh_alias file format, mh_profile file format.
Mail Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks.
Peek, Jerry. MH and xmh: E-mail for Users and Programmers. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1992.