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POSTKICK(1)                                                        POSTKICK(1)

       postkick - kick a Postfix service

       <b>postkick</b> [<b>-c</b> <i>config</i><b>_</b><i>dir</i>] [<b>-v</b>] <i>class service request</i>

       The  <a href="postkick.1.html"><b>postkick</b>(1)</a>  command  sends  <i>request</i> to the specified
       <i>service</i> over a  local  transport  channel.   This  command
       makes Postfix private IPC accessible for use in, for exam-
       ple, shell scripts.


       <b>-c</b> <i>config</i><b>_</b><i>dir</i>
              Read the <a href="postconf.5.html"><b></b></a> configuration file  in  the  named
              directory  instead  of  the  default  configuration

       <b>-v</b>     Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes. Mul-
              tiple  <b>-v</b>  options  make  the software increasingly


       <i>class</i>  Name of a class of  local  transport  channel  end-
              points,  either  <b>public</b>  (accessible  by  any local
              user) or <b>private</b> (administrative access only).

              The name of a local transport endpoint  within  the
              named class.

              A  string.  The  list of valid requests is service-

       Problems and transactions are logged to the standard error

              Directory with Postfix configuration files.

              Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes.

       The  following  <a href="postconf.5.html"><b></b></a> parameters are especially relevant
       to this program.  The text below provides only a parameter
       summary.  See <a href="postconf.5.html"><b>postconf</b>(5)</a> for more details including exam-

       <b><a href="postconf.5.html#config_directory">config_directory</a> (see 'postconf -d' output)</b>
              The default location of  the  Postfix  <a href="postconf.5.html"></a>  and
              <a href="master.5.html"></a> configuration files.

       <b><a href="postconf.5.html#application_event_drain_time">application_event_drain_time</a> (100s)</b>
              How  long  the  <a href="postkick.1.html"><b>postkick</b>(1)</a>  command  waits  for  a
              request to enter the Postfix daemon  process  input
              buffer before giving up.

       <b><a href="postconf.5.html#queue_directory">queue_directory</a> (see 'postconf -d' output)</b>
              The  location of the Postfix top-level queue direc-

       /var/spool/postfix/private, private class endpoints
       /var/spool/postfix/public, public class endpoints

<b>SEE ALSO</b>
       <a href="qmgr.8.html">qmgr(8)</a>, queue manager trigger protocol
       <a href="pickup.8.html">pickup(8)</a>, local pickup daemon
       <a href="postconf.5.html">postconf(5)</a>, configuration parameters

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       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

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