update-exim4.conf.template - Regenerate exim4 configuration file template.
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
update-exim4.conf.template [-h|--help] [-n|--nobackup] [-o|--output file] [-r|--run]
3. OPTIONS ▲
Show short help message and exit
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.
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.
4. DESCRIPTION ▲
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!
5. ENVIRONMENT ▲
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).
6. 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.
7. SEE ALSO ▲
R 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
8. AUTHOR ▲
Marc Haber <>