[Mailman-Users] cloning a list

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Dec 17 02:14:51 CET 2002

Apparently you didn't search the archives hard enough.

There are a couple of ways to do this.  First you should edit your
~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py file so that the defaults for a new lists match
those of your standard install.  That will actually do just about everything
you want.

Alternately, you can use ~mailman/bin/config_list to dump out a list
configuration to a text file.  Edit the file so that it contains the
standards you want for your lists (delete any fields that aren't part of
your standard).  Now you can upload the file to any other list and it will
set the configurations.

There is quite a long exchange in the Archives about doing just this sort of
thing.  Folks have used the process to setup "templates" for lists.  There
was even talk of setting up a library of "templates" for folks to download
ready-made list types.

I hope this helps - Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Chambers" <mchamber at macromedia.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 7:54 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] cloning a list

> i am setting up a mailman server to act as a newserver / email gateway.
> each list will gateway one group.
> is there any way to easily clone a list? ideally, i could setup one list
> exactly how a i want it, and then easily copy it and go in and make a
> few changes (such as name changes).
> i.e. something like the clone_member script, perhaps clone_list?
> i searched through the archives and faq, and didnt find much / any info
> on this.
> mike c
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