[Mailman-Users] a question about umbrella lists
Peter Jay Salzman
p at dirac.org
Tue Nov 20 19:42:36 CET 2001
begin: Jon Carnes <jonc at haht.com> quote
> This question should be in the FAQ. It is certainly in the archives enough.
heh. the first thing i did was look at the FAQ. :-)
went to the archives, but to be honest, searching through 20 or 30 months for
something which may not be there seemed ... harsh.
now that i know it's in there, somewhere :), i'll start poking around.
thank you for the info!!!
> Umbrella list don't do what you are looking for. Look through the archives
> and you will find a nice little script that does exactly what you want. The
> script uses the ~mailman/bin/sync_members to move users from various other
> lists into one super list.
> In your case, list out the users of vox to a file, then append the users of
> vox-tech to the same file. Now feed that file into sync_members to
> create/update the list vox-announce. This will populate vox-announce with
> all the users of your other two lists, and Mailman will automagically toss
> out any duplicate entries.
> Run the script out of cron every hour and you'll be in good shape.
> Jon Carnes
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p at dirac.org>
> To: <mailman-users at python.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:15 PM
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] a question about umbrella lists
> > hi all,
> > my linux user group runs 3 mailing lists: vox, vox-tech and vox-announce.
> > i would like all subscribers of vox and vox-tech to also be subscribed to
> > vox-announce (which only officers can post to).
> > the trouble is, if vox-announce is an umbrella list for both vox and
> > vox-announce, then people who belong to both vox and vox-tech will get two
> > copies of any posts that i make to vox-announce.
> > is there a way of suppressing these duplicate messages?
> > some people like to subscribe only to vox, some only to vox-tech and some
> > both vox and vox-tech. but in all of these cases, they should only
> > one copy of an email sent to vox-announce.
> > can this be done with mailman?
> > pete
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