man afalias (Formats) - alias files for af.


Afalias - alias files for af.


Af alias files contain alias lines and optional blank lines and comment lines. Comment lines begin with a semicolon (;).

Alias lines look like:

alias:real name:address list

Aliases are case-insensitive non-NULL ASCII character strings, with any embedded colons preceded by a backslash.

Real names are: double-quoted strings of non-NULL ASCII characters, with any embedded double-quotes preceded by a backslash; or, strings of non-NULL ASCII characters, with characters in the set ( ) < > [ ] @ , . ; : " % preceded by a backslash; or any combination of the two. In general, the obvious works: consult the Af Reference Manual for the fine detail in doubtful cases.

Address lists are lists of comma-or-space-separated electronic mail addresses. For fine detail, consult the Af Reference Manual, and, if really desperate, RFC 822.

Alias lines may be folded, with a newline followed by a space or TAB being equivalent to a single space. Folding may only occur after the alias and its following colon.


; An alias specifying a few users
users:First af users:malc@thing kay@thing vato@thing vicar@thing

; Another alias specifying just one user malc:Mr Author himself:malc

; A mailing list folded over several lines testers:Af testing team:Malc Arnold <malc@thing>, Kay Dekker <kay@thing>, Ian Dickinson <vato@thing>, Emma Kemm <emma@thing>, Andrew Fry <vicar@thing>


user's af aliases.
global af aliases.


Malc Arnold.


af(1), afack(1), ``The Af Reference Manual''.