The following command runs sendmail in rule-testing mode:
At first, the output produced by this command line prompts you like this:
ADDRESS TEST MODE (ruleset 3 NOT automatically invoked) Enter <ruleset> <address> >
The “ruleset 3” statement says
that, beginning with V8 (and IDA) sendmail, the
canonify rule set 3 is no longer automatically
called when rule sets are listed at the prompt. We cover this
property in detail in Section 8.6.2.
Prior to V8 sendmail, rule-testing mode could be
used only to test addresses. But beginning with V8.7
sendmail new functions were added. To see a
summary of those functions, enter a
followed by a RETURN at the > prompt. The output, which we
reproduce next, lists and gives a brief description of each function.
Note that the numbers to the right refer to sections in this chapter
and are not a part of
?Help for test mode: ? :this help message. .Dmvalue :define macro `m' to `value'. ← Section 8.2.1 .Ccvalue :add `value' to class `c'. ← Section 8.2.2 =Sruleset :dump the contents of the indicated ruleset. ← Section 8.4.1 =M :display the known mailers. ← Section 8.4.2 -ddebug-spec :equivalent to the command-line -d debug flag. $m :print the value of macro $m. ← Section 8.3.1 $=c :print the contents of class $=c. ← Section 8.3.2 /mx host :returns the MX records for `host'. ← Section 8.5.2 /parse address :parse address, returning the value of crackaddr, and ← Section 8.5.5 the parsed address ...