qmail-local - deliver or forward a mail message
qmail-local [ -nN ] user homedir local dash ext domain
qmail-local reads a mail message and delivers it to user
by the procedure described in dot-qmail(5).
The message's envelope recipient is local@domain. qmail-
local records local@domain in a new Delivered-To header
field. If exactly the same Delivered-To: local@domain
already appears in the header, qmail-local bounces the
message, to prevent mail forwarding loops.
The message's envelope sender is sender. qmail-local
records sender in a new Return-Path header field.
homedir is the user's home directory. It must be an abso-
lute directory name.
dash and ext identify the .qmaildashext file used by
qmail-local; see dot-qmail(5). Normally dash is either
empty or a lone hyphen. If it is empty, qmail-local
treats a nonexistent .qmailext the same way as an empty
.qmailext: namely, following the delivery instructions in
The standard input for qmail-local must be a seekable
file, so that qmail-local can read it more than once.
-n Instead of reading and delivering the message,
print a description of the delivery instructions.
-N (Default.) Read and deliver the message.
0 if the delivery is completely successful; nonzero if any
delivery instruction failed. Exit code 111 indicates tem-
dot-qmail(5), envelopes(5), qmail-command(8), qmailqueue(8)
, qmail-send(8), qmail-lspawn(8)
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