[Mailman-Users] config_list

Barry A. Warsaw barry at digicool.com
Tue Jan 2 23:56:41 CET 2001

>>>>> "MM" == Marc MERLIN <marc_news at valinux.com> writes:

On Tue, Dec 26, 2000 at 02:11:25PM -0500, Kenneth Jacker wrote:
> I'd like to use "config_list" to transfer list ALPHA's configuration
> to a new list BETA.  Is this the recommended procedure?
>   1) bin/config_list -o config.ALPHA  ALPHA
>   2) cp config.ALPHA config.BETA
>   3) Use an editor to change all occurrences of "ALPHA" in
>      "config.BETA" to "BETA"
>   4) bin/newlist BETA
>   5) bin/config_list -i config.BETA BETA

    MM> You will lose your list membership if you do that.

You shouldn't, since the list attributes containing membership
information aren't dumped by config_list -o.

Remember one interesting thing about config_list that I think most
people are not aware of: you can dump a list's configuration with
config_list -o, then edit the resulting file, removing any
configuration variables that you don't want to change.  When you suck
the edited file back into the list with config_list -i, only the
listed variables will be changed.

You could use this, e.g. to change the web_page_url value for all your
lists.  Just create a file that contains

-------------------- snip snip --------------------
web_page_url = 'http://mynew.site.com/mailman/'
-------------------- snip snip --------------------

and then config_list -i this into all your lists using a shell loop.
Viola!  All other list configuration variables will stay unchanged.


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