By default, when an aliases expands to multiple addresses, the addresses are separated by commas and printed on as few lines as possible. If the `-list' option is specified, then when an address expands to multiple addresses, each address will appear on a separate line.
The switch `-user' directs ali to perform its processing in an inverted fashion: instead of listing the addresses that each given alias expands to, ali will list the aliases that expand to each given address. If the `-normalize' switch is given, ali will try to track down the official hostname of the address.
The files specified by the profile entry ``Aliasfile:'' and any additional alias files given by the `-alias aliasfile' switch will be read. Each alias is processed as described in mh-alias (5). ^$HOME/.mh_profile~^The user profile ^/etc/passwd~^List of users ^/etc/group~^List of groups ^Path:~^To determine the user's nmh directory ^Aliasfile:~^For a default alias file mh-alias(5) `-alias /etc/nmh/MailAliases' `-nolist' `-nonormalize' `-nouser' None The `-user' option with `-nonormalize' is not entirely accurate, as it does not replace local nicknames for hosts with their official site names.