Some years ago I developed a script to sort aliases, placing wildcarded aliases at the bottom. It was updated to support the new $LOCALDOMAIN$ format of wildcards.
Why would you want this? Well, two reasons. First, a sorted list makes it a lot easier to find what you’re looking for. Second, if you add a non-wildcard alias below a wildcarded alias, the wildcarded alias may take effect first — If you’re manually adding aliases, you can hopefully remember to fix the order, but if you add aliases via a script, it’s important to get the sort order right.
I ran this on an hourly basis for several years, but please test this before deploying as I pulled it from some notes and not a live batch file.
FIND “$LOCALDOMAIN$” < ALIAS.DAT > ALIAS-WILD1.BAK
FIND “*” < ALIAS.DAT > ALIAS-WILD2.BAK
FIND “*” /v < ALIAS.DAT | FIND “$LOCALDOMAIN$” /v /i> ALIAS-NONW.BAK
SORT < ALIAS-NONW.BAK > ALIAS.DAT
SORT < ALIAS-WILD1.BAK >> ALIAS.DAT
SORT < ALIAS-WILD2.BAK >> ALIAS.DAT
echo. > alias.sem
The above will sort aliases into three groups, non-wildcarded aliases, $LOCALDOMAIN$ aliases, then other wildcard aliases. You can change the order by changing the names of the files in the SORT lines above. Again, please backup and test first, I take no responsibility if your system bursts into flame after trying the above.
I make the potentially dangerous assumption that MDaemon is installed at C:\MDaemon\ — If not, please change the path.