[Mailman-Users] cannot completely delete a list

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Feb 11 22:05:21 CET 2003

On Tue, 2003-02-11 at 11:43, Andy Firman wrote:
> Using Mailman 2.0.11
> I have a list with spaces in the name like "Official Whatever Newsletter Test"
> and I tried to delete it but it did not remove everything.
> I am wondering if it has to do with the spaces in the name.
> I tried:  rmlist -a Official\ Whatever\ Newsletter\ Test
> thinking this would work.  Tried it many ways but it is still
> listed when I run the list_lists command.
> The management page is broken.  It is almost like some of the remains were
> removed and some weren't.
> The Official Whatever Newsletter Test directory still exists under the 
> /mailman/lists/  directory so there is some html stuff left.
> It shows up on the publically advertised lists on my site which I don't want.
> Can I just rm -rf the /mailman/lists/Official\ Whatever\ Newsletter\ Test/
> directory and be done with it?


Check out the archives for more information, but that will take care of
most of it.  You might want to look in /mailman/archives/private and in
/mailman/archives/public and remove any signs of it from there as well.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

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