[Mailman-Users] duplicating a mailman list?
jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Oct 19 19:48:14 CEST 2002
I've seen a python script that does this - it was posted to this list,
so it must be in the archives. What you really need to do, is edit your
~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py file and add in the defaults that you
prefer. Then when you create a new list, the defaults will be set
properly to your standards.
Alternately, you can dump out a lists configuration by using
You can modify the output and then feed that back into a list (using
dumpdb again) to modify its configuration! Dumpdb is a great tool and
you can use it to dump out and save various mailing list "syles" (like
announcement only lists, general discussion lists, or moderated private
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
On Sat, 2002-10-19 at 08:46, Erez Zadok wrote:
> [I've used mailman for a few years now, but I'm new to this list.]
> How do I create an identical duplicate of a list by another new name?
> I'm using mailman 2.0.13. I'm generally very happy with it. When I need to
> create a new list, it takes me time to create it, b/c for the most part I
> want to configure that list identically to other lists (esp. wrt
> privacy/protection features). Specifically I want to turn on/off certain
> features, etc. I do so by creating a new list, then going through the Web
> interface for the old and new list, and setting the options by hand. It's a
> pain and time consuming.
> I could not find a python script to duplicate one list to another. I'd like
> to copy everything: configuration, archives, and subscribership. Actually,
> I mostly care about configuration. I don't mind if the subscribership and
> archives are duplicated or not (I can handle those relatively automatically
> by other means).
> If someone had written a python script to "cp oldlist newlist" please let me
> know. (I couldn't find it in the faqs either.)
> I also couldn't find this feature in the short list of new mailman 2.1
> features. Is something like that planned for 2.1?
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