[Mailman-Users] Changing list name - any scripts or utilities?

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Wed Mar 5 23:05:24 CET 2003

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Heather J. Lubinsky wrote:
> The only thing it doesn't seem to change is the "more info on this list"
> link

I just tried this and it worked fine for me.  I'll detail the steps I took
and perhaps you'll notice something you have done differently that would
account for the different behavior you're getting.

$ ~mailman/bin/newlist newname user at example.com password
$ cd ~mailman/archives/private
$ cp oldname.mbox/oldname.mbox newname.mbox/newname.mbox
$ ~mailman/bin/arch newname

I then checked the list archive page and the link appears to be correct.

> Anyone have any ideas how to change the "more info on this list" link other
> than edited EVERY html archive file?

Even this wouldn't be a big deal.  You could use a quick perl command to do

$ cd ~mailman/archives/private/newname
$ perl -pi -e 's|listinfo/oldname|listinfo/newname|g' `find . -name '*.html'`

I don't know though if you do this whether or not subsequent archives will
get created right or not.  Something like the method above would be better.

Of course, it would be handy to wrap all of this into a quick script to
rename a list.  Surely someone else has already done this.  Anyone have a
pointer to the archives where this might have already been answered? :)

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