Documentation is available as README files (start with the file
README_FILES/AAAREADME), as HTML web pages (point your browser to
"html/index.html") and as UNIX-style manual pages.
You should view the README files with a pager such as more(1)
or less(1), because the files use backspace characters in order to
produce bold font. To print a README file without backspace
characters, use the col(1) command. For example:
% col -bx <file | lpr
In order to view the manual pages before installing Postfix,
point your MANPATH environment variable to the "man" subdirectory;
be sure to use an absolute path.
% export MANPATH; MANPATH="`pwd`/man:$MANPATH"
% setenv MANPATH "`pwd`/man:$MANPATH"
Of particular interest is the
postconf(5) manual page that
lists all the 400+ configuration parameters. The HTML version of
this text makes it easy to navigate around.
All Postfix source files have their own built-in manual page.
Tools to extract those embedded manual pages are available in the