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NEWALIAS(1L)							  NEWALIAS(1L)

NAME
       newalias	- install new elm aliases for user and/or system

SYNOPSIS
       newalias	[-g]

DESCRIPTION
       Newalias	creates	new hash and data files	from a text file.  If the pro-
       gram is invoked with the	-g (global) flag, the program updates the sys-
       tem  alias  files.   Otherwise,	the  program  looks  for a file	called
       $HOME/.elm/aliases.text	 and,	upon   finding	 it,   creates	 files
       $HOME/.elm/aliases.dir,	$HOME/.elm/aliases.pag	and $HOME/.elm/aliases
       for the elm program.

       The format that the program expects is;

	    alias, alias, .. = comment = address
       or
	    alias, alias, .. = comment = alias,	alias, ...

       The first form is for an	individual user	such as;

	    dave, taylor = Dave	Taylor = veeger!hpcnou!dat

       or optionally as;

	    dave, taylor = Taylor; Dave	= veeger!hpcnou!dat

       to allow	the aliases to be properly sorted by last name.

       The second is for defining a group alias	such as;

	    gurus = Unix Gurus = alan, john, dave, mike, richard,
			      larry, t_richardson

       Note that lines can be continued	at  will,  blank  lines	 are  accepted
       without error, and that any line	starting with '#' is considered	a com-
       ment and	is not processed.

       If the `comment', or `address' fields need to contain  `='  characters,
       those  characters must either be	escaped	using a	backslash character or
       the address must	be inside doublequotes (`"').

       Aliases are case	insensitive so dave and	Dave are both the same alias.

       Finally,	aliases	can contain other aliases, and/or groups;

	    unix = Unix	people = gurus,	taylor,	jonboy

FILES
       $HOME/.elm/aliases.text	       alias source for	user
       $HOME/.elm/aliases.dir	       alias dbz directory for user
       $HOME/.elm/aliases.pag	       alias dbz hash file for user
       $HOME/.elm/aliases	       alias data file for user
       /usr/local/lib/aliases.text     alias source for	system
       /usr/local/lib/aliases.dir      alias dbz directory for system
       /usr/local/lib/aliases.pag      alias data hash table for system
       /usr/local/lib/aliases	       alias data file for system

AUTHOR
       Elm Development Group

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

DIAGNOSTICS
       Newalias	has a couple of	descriptive error messages which don't need to
       be  detailed  here.   It	 is, however, worth noting that	the checkalias
       program can be used to ensure that the aliases are in the proper	 order
       and are available for the elm system.

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

USENET Community Trust		Elm Version 2.5			  NEWALIAS(1L)

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