allows to set run parameters for the
Its main purpose is for interaction with packages enhancing
like virus-scanners that need to change the way the exim daemon is started.
Print short usage instructions and exit.
Set qflags, special flags given to exim directly after the "-q". See
for more information.
Should the init script start one daemon that listens on the smtp port for
incoming connections and runs the queue at regular intervals
, or should it start two separate daemons, one listening on the smtp port,
the other running the queue
, or should the queue only be run by /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/exim4
, or shouldn't we run the queue at all, for example if you'd rather do this
? Or should we only start a queuerunner
or no daemon at all
In which intervals should we run the queue? This passed as option
to Exim, e.g. -q30m or -qq1h.
Options passed both to queue-running and listening instances of Exim.
Options only passed to the instance of Exim running the queue.
Options only passed to the instance of Exim listening on the SMTP port.
Without this option
exits with an error if at least one of the options --queuetime,
--commonoptions, --queuerunneroptions or --smtplisteneroptions is used and the
corresponding value in /etc/default/exim4 is
set to a nonempty value.
Try to remove the given option from COMMONOPTIONS.
Try to remove the given option from QUEUERUNNEROPTIONS.
Try to remove the given option from SMTPLISTENEROPTIONS.
The --remove-commands cannot be used at the same time as any of --commonoptions,
--queuerunneroptions or --smtplisteneroptions. The --remove-commands will
additionally remove whitespace at the beginning and the end of the option and
exchange multiple spaces wi a single one.
create a default /etc/default/exim4 file and exit immediately. Unless
was also specified
exits (successfully) without doing anything if /etc/default/exim4 already
exists. All other options are ignored.
change was successful or nothing needed to be done.
generic error: wrong options, unreadable configuration file, etc.
QUEUEINTERVAL was already set.
COMMONOPTIONS was already set.
QUEUERUNNEROPTIONS was already set.
SMTPLISTENEROPTIONS was already set.
QFLAGS was already set.
--remove-something failed, i.e. the value of the option was not changed.
Exit codes 2 to 32 will be summed up, if more than one unsuccessful option was
The configuration file.
The Exim init-script.
The queuerunner in this file also uses COMMONOPTIONS and QUEUERUNNEROPTIONS and
does not run if QUEUERUNNER=no.
This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff
than us and has more experience in writing manual pages, any patches
would be greatly appreciated.