[Mailman-Users] copy a list

G. Armour Van Horn vanhorn at whidbey.com
Tue Jan 16 08:11:01 CET 2001

It's a piece of cake, and one that I am very appreciative of since my
first client had me set up five new lists all at once. The key is
config_list in the script directory (/home/mailman/bin by default).

Get the right syntax from the help page, of course, but basically you
setup all of your lists with new_list, configure one of them all the way
through to the last detail, and then run 
	config_list -o <filename> <listname>
which creates a Python file with all the controlling attributes.

You edit that file, either deleting or commenting out the parts that are
not universal, and then run it in reverse:
	config_list -i <filename> <list2name>

Not quite as intuitive as us object-oriented user types might prefer,
but close. And it does work.


MikeT at scitechsoft.com wrote:
> I am trying to copy or clone a list.
> Is it possible to make a list with my perfected options and then clone it to have
> another name with all the same attributes.
> I have been through the files in $prefix/bin, this is where i would have expected to
> find a command of this type.  Am I missing it, or is it not possible.
> Thanks for any help!
> miket

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