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Help!  M4 deleted my sendmail.cf

Posted on 2011-04-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Ok, I'm a little lost and frustrated here.

While trying to setup my sendmail.cf file, I read that the "masquerade as" settings needed to be changed in the sendmail.mc file.  once done it said to use the following command:

# m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.mc > /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

i did so, I then errored out saying "no such file or directory"  - not true, i just edited the file!!

I went back and found my sendmail.cf had been erased to 0 bytes.  gone.  I stupidly did not make a backup copy.  

How can I get it back?  Keep the answers basic please, I'm a novice!!
Thanks a million, Jay
Question by:Jay
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Jan Springer earned 2000 total points
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cd /etc/mail
make -C /etc/mail

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I also figured out I probably ran the m4 command from the from directory which caused the file to be wiped out!

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