[Mailman-Users] newlist and aliases integration

Michael Styer mas at codix.net
Sun Feb 10 00:18:41 CET 2002

On Sat, 9 Feb 2002, Jim Hankins wrote:

> When you create a newlist with the newlist cmd, is it supposed to
> automatically update the aliases file?  I noticed it didn't and I set
> the new list name as an alias and pointed it to the mailman user. Is
> this correct?

Hi Jim,

I've just had a variation on this question very helpfully answered by this
list; look in this month's archives for '/etc/aliases'. The short answer
is that newlist prints to sdout what should be appended to /etc/aliases,
and if called with the '-o <filename>' option also appends it to that
file, which suggests that you should really be calling 
'newlist -o /etc/aliases <listname>' etc. to get it to do the right thing. 

Check out the archived thread and e-mail me if you have more questions.


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