config_list - Configure a Mailman mailing list from a text file description
config_list [options] listname
This is a very powerful script which lets you view and modify a list's
configuration variables from the command line. E.g. you can dump out all the
list options into a plain text file (actually a valid Python file!), complete
with comments explaining each variable. Or you can apply the configuration
from such a file to a particular list.
- -i filename,
- Configure the list by assigning each module-global variable
in the file to an attribute on the list object, then saving the list. The
named file is loaded with execfile() and must be legal Python code. Any
variable that isn't already an attribute of the list object is ignored (a
warning message is printed). See also the -c option.
A special variable named `mlist' is put into the globals during the
execfile, which is bound to the actual MailList object. This lets you do
all manner of bizarre thing to the list object, but BEWARE! Using this can
severely (and possibly irreparably) damage your mailing list!
- -o filename,
- Instead of configuring the list, print out a list's
configuration variables in a format suitable for input using this script.
In this way, you can easily capture the configuration settings for a
particular list and imprint those settings on another list. filename is
the file to output the settings to. If filename is `-', standard out is
- -c, --checkonly
- The modified list is not actually changed. Only useful with
- -v, --verbose
- Print the name of each attribute as it is being changed.
Only useful with -i.
- -h, --help
- Print a small help text and exit
The options -o and -i are mutually exclusive.
Author of Mailman is the Mailman Cabal, see http://www.list.org/ for
information. This manpage is written by Tollef Fog Heen
<email@example.com> for Debian, but may be used by others.
Mailman documentation on http://www.list.org/ and in