[Mailman-Users] Large Lists manipulations
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Dec 6 04:14:46 CET 2001
>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Ward <gward at mems-exchange.org> writes:
Greg> On 04 December 2001, Tass Chapman said:
>> Is there a quicker way to remove members than the UI or the
>> remove_members tool? I can quickly use emacs to load and find
>> the email in the config.db, but I am not sure of the syntax and
>> am rather loathe to just delete at will.
Greg> Aieee!! Don't do this -- you will completely hose Mailman's
Greg> configuration for that list. config.db is a binary file,
Greg> you can't edit it with a text editor.
Well, write and distribute an emacs mode for it. Here's proof of
;;; mailman-db-mode.el --- help the user to correctly edit config.db
;; This is in the public domain, the author does not want to be
;; associated with such shamelessness in any way shape or form.
;; Please delete the post after reading.
;; This will crash your default-configured Emacs. No other warranty,
;; express or implied, is provided.
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("config\\.db$" . mailman-db-mode))
(defun mailman-db-mode ()
"Convenient, efficient access to your Mailman list configuration databases."
(message "Not implemented yet. Use Mailman instead. Or implement me.")
(message "This will teach you not to try to edit binary files!")
;; we are not a destructive virus, be careful of user data
;;; end mailman-db-mode.el
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