sendmail greet_pause feature

Will McDonald wmcdonald at
Mon Feb 6 09:26:24 GMT 2006

On 06/02/06, Will McDonald <wmcdonald at> wrote:
> On 05/02/06, Alex Neuman van der Hans <alex at> wrote:
> > What would be a reliable way to do it? IANAP, but there *should* be some
> > form of a test that could be done using the actual sendmail executable, or
> > some other testable function, right? What's involved? Maybe I can offer "the
> > idiot suggestion" - you know, when every possible logical way of doing
> > something has been tried, but then a complete idiot comes along and says
> > something so illogical, so crazy, that it "just might work"... It *has*
> > happened to me before, and it's taught me to always at least *consider*
> > "idiot suggestions".
> I assume it was done previously with a sendmail -bt -dsomething ?
> # sendmail -bt -d < /dev/null | grep Version
> Are there sendmail releases this doesn't work on or gives unreliable output?

Futher Googling also turned up...

echo '$v' | /usr/sbin/sendmail -bt

Which returns just the version.


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