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       update-exim4.conf.template   -   Regenerate  exim4  configuration  file


       update-exim4.conf.template  [-h|--help]  [-n|--nobackup]   [-o|--output
       file] [-r|--run]


              Show short help message and exit

              Overwrite    existing   file,   instead   of   keeping   it   as

       -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.


       The   script   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!


       If  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).


       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.


       exim4(8),  /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/ and for general notes and details
       about              interaction               with               debconf


       Marc Haber <>