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I find myself needing to do this a few times daily and would love an easier way to do it.

The domain example.com's email is handled by a third party, so the server needs to be told this by listing its domain in /etc/remotedomains.

I then remove the domain from localdomains:

pico /etc/localdomains

Search for "example.com" (being careful not to land on "subdomain.example.com")

Remote "example.com" from /etc/localdomains

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And place it within remotedomain:

pico /etc/remotedomains

Goto end of file and add "example.com"

Save and close

A way to do this in one command would be great! :)

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not one command, but I always do vim -p /etc/localdomains /etc/remotedomains /domain dd gt p :xa. it cuts out the steps of opening closing and saving each file, though I'm pretty sure it could be more optimized. – xenoterracide Apr 20 '11 at 12:57

Is example.com on its own line? You could use sed to get rid of it from localdomains (-i tells it to modify the file in-place, ^example.com$ tells it to find an entire line matching example.com, and d tells it to delete that line):

$ sed -i '/^example.com$/d' /etc/localdomains

And then just append it to the end of remotedomains

echo "example.com" >> /etc/remotedomains:

It's technically two commands, but I can't imagine that matters; you can run them on one line by separating them with ;

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Indeed, example.com is on its own line. Thanks for your suggestion :) – KJBweb Apr 20 '11 at 13:02

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