sendmail greet_pause feature

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Mon Feb 6 09:51:49 GMT 2006

On 2/6/06, Will McDonald <wmcdonald at> wrote:
> > 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.

Knowing the version is not the problem. If I remember correctly something
like below was used:

# /usr/lib/sendmail -bt -d < /dev/null | grep FLOCK

Still it did not produce reliable results and people started to have locking
issues so Julian removed it. If you're interested in the details it should
be in mailing lists archive and also noted in Julian's change log a while

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