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NAME


makemap - create database maps for sendmail

SYNOPSIS


makemap [-N] [-d] [-f] [-o] [-r] [-s] [-v] [-C file]
[-c cachesize] [-D commentchar] [-e] [-l] [-t delim]
[-u] mantype mapname


DESCRIPTION


makemap creates the database maps used by the keyed map lookups in
sendmail(1M). makemap reads from the standard input and outputs to the
specified mapname.


In all cases, makemap reads lines from the standard input consisting of
two words separated by whitespace. The first is the database key, the
second is the value. The value may contain %n strings to indicated
parameter substitution. Literal percents should be doubled (%%). Blank
lines and lines beginning with # are ignored.


makemap handles three different database formats. Database format is
selected using the maptype parameter. See OPERANDS.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-c cachesize
Use the specified hash and B-Tree cache size
(cachesize).


-C file
Use the specified sendmail configuration file (file)
for looking up the TrustedUser option.


-d
Allow duplicate keys in the map. This is only allowed
on B-Tree format maps. If two identical keys are read,
both be inserted into the map.


-D commentchar
Use the specified character to indicate a comment
(which is ignored) instead of the default of '#'.


-e
Allow empty value (right hand side).


-f
Normally, all upper case letters in the key are folded
to lower case. This flag disables that behavior. This
is intended to mesh with the -f flag in the K line in
sendmail.cf. The value is never case folded.


-l
List supported map types.


-N
Include the null byte that terminates strings in the
map. This must match the -N flag in the K line in
sendmail.cf


-o
Append to an old file. This allows you to augment an
existing file.


-r
Allow replacement of existing keys. Normally makemap
complains if you repeat a key, and does not do the
insert.


-s
Ignore safety checks on maps being created. This
includes checking for hard or symbolic links in world
writable directories.


-t delim
Use the specified delimiter (delim) instead of
whitespace.


-u
Dump (unmap) the content of the database to standard
output. Note that, if the -t option is also provided,
the specified delimiter is used when the content is
dumped instead of whitespace.


-v
Verbosely print what it is doing.


OPERANDS


The following operands are supported:

mapname
File name of the database map being created.


maptype
Specifies the database format. The following maptype
parameters are available:

dbm
Specifies DBM format maps.


btree
Specifies B-Tree format maps.


hash
Specifies hash format maps.


SEE ALSO


editmap(1M), sendmail(1M), attributes(5)


April 22, 2008 MAKEMAP(1M)