Subject Aliases.conf limitations
Author Geoff Worboys
Hi All,

I was wondering...

What are the limitations on definitions in aliases.conf?

Presumably an alias cannot contain '=' or '#' characters. Does
it take any special attention of quoted aliases names? What
length is supported for an alias name? Similarly what length
can be the file name associated with an alias?

So far I have been very conservative about what I define in
the aliases.conf file, but wondering if I am being too careful.
Now I am trying to write a user interface (Windows) over the
file and wondering exactly what limitations I should impose.

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing