[Mailman-Users] HowTo edit Archives by hand
jimpop at rocketship.com
Wed Jul 17 19:44:33 CEST 2002
A side effect of doing this is that the re-generated html files are not
necessarily referenced as they used to be. Thus if there are other
references to these files (such as this one:
will be incorrect/invalid after a re-arch.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Carnes
> I think this is already in the FAQ, but just in case, here is a brief run
> through for the 2.0.x series...
> The archives are found in:
> There are two subdirectories for each list:
> <listname>.mbox: This directory contains one file, a text based
> Mailbox with all the archived messages. This file is the
> *real* archive.
> <listname> : This directory contains all the manufactured Web/text
> files needed to display the archived messages. The files in
> this directory are all generated from the Mailbox found in the
> other directory.
> To edit out an email,
> - Take mailman off-line (stopping cron is effective for this).
> - Goto the Mailbox containing the archive
> - Edit this large file and remove the offending email
> Note: this is a large text based file containing
> many emails, each stacked on top of each other
> inside the file. Each email starts with a line like:
> "From user at domain.com Mon Mar 12 14:23 2002"
> There will be other lines in the email that look similar
> and start with "From: " (note the colon instead of a space)
> "From: User Name <user at domain>"
> These lines are header lines inside the email.
> - Once the offending emails are edited or removed,
> move the files in the current web files for the archive
> to a backup directory and run:
> ~mailman/bin/arch <listname>
> This will regenerate all the HTML files used by the archive.
> - Bring mailman back on-line (restart cron)
> Best of luck,
> Jon Carnes
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