path question

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Jun 7 09:01:11 PDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 11:43:25AM -0400, Kirk Bailey wrote:
> What is the ACTUAL location of aliases in the standard out of the box 
> install of FreeBSD?

Sources are in


which is compiled into 


for sendmail to read.
> And is there supposed to be a appearance of it in /etc? IS this a soft or 
> hard link? OR am I looking at the actual file? A friend is helping me by 
> writing a script to add aliases to the alias file, and the issue has come 
> up.

There's a symbolic link:

    /etc/aliases -> /etc/mail/aliases

but that's there for backwards compatibility.  Any new software should
use /etc/mail/aliases by default.



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