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UPDATE-EXIM4.CONF.TEMPLATE

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)

Updated: Feb 27, 2005

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NAME

update-exim4.conf.template - Regenerate exim4 configuration file template.

SYNOPSIS

update-exim4.conf.template [-h|--help] [-n|--nobackup] [-o|--output file] [-r|--run]

OPTIONS

-h|--help
Show short help message and exit:
-n|--nobackup
Overwrite existing file, instead of keeping it as /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template.bak.random-number:
-o|--output file:Write output to file instead of /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template.
-r|--run
Actually do something. If this option is not specified update-exim4.conf.template will exit immediately. This option was introduced because update-exim4.conf.template overwrites configuration files.:

DESCRIPTION

The script update-exim4.conf.template regenerates the main configuration file template /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template from the configuration snippets in the /etc/exim4/conf.d directory tree.

This process will overwrite all local changes in /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template and might be useful if there are local changes in the /etc/exim4/conf.d directory tree, for example by a new mail related package dropping its own configuration snippets in there.

update-exim4.conf.template ignores all files in the conf.d directory that have a filename which does not consist only of letters, numbers, underscores and hyphens ([:alnum:]_-), similar to run-parts?(8). For easy interaction with packages extending Exim additionally /etc/exim4/conf.d/foo/bar.rul is used instead of /etc/exim4/conf.d/foo/bar if it exists!

ENVIRONMENT

If CONFDIR is set update-exim4.conf.template will search for the input files below $CONFDIR/conf.d instead of /etc/exim4/conf.d/ and will write the output to $CONFDIR/exim4.conf.template instead of to /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template (unless overridden with -o or --output).

BUGS

This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff than us and has more experience in writing manual pages, any patches would be greatly appreciated.

SEE ALSO

exim4?(8), /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/ and for general notes and details about interaction with debconf /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.gz

AUTHOR

Marc Haber <[email protected]>


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