[Mailman-Users] HELP!!! Removing WebArchive Messages?

Heath Raftery hraftery at myrealbox.com
Wed May 14 13:54:48 CEST 2003

I'm not an authority on this at all, but I just had to do what I think 
you are describing, and it went off without a hitch.

Firstly, don't delete the HTML, it is generated automatically from the 
archives. Instead, edit the archives mbox files 
(~/archives/private/your-list.mbox/your-list.mbox) and delete the 
emails you don't want. When deleting emails, make sure you remove right 
from the From line to the blank line before the next From line.

Then just run ~/bin/arch --wipe your-list. Allowing clients to do that? 
I'm not sure.


On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 07:54  AM, erecio at polywog.navpoint.com 

> HELP! I don't want to screw up the produciton server, which is the 
> reason
> why I am sending this email attempting to confirm that the following 
> won't
> mess up production!!!! This means that I will not be able to move 
> forward
> with mailman in production for our major (30,000 user) school lists 
> unless
> I get an answer soon!!!!
> Do you know how to remove web archive messages? Is there a way to do
> it from teh web interface, or using commandline tools? I would rather 
> have
> our clients be able to do that themselves, but if necessary I'll do it 
> for
> them on request (i don't want to give them shell access on our primary 
> web
> server.)
> I'd be tempted to just remove the HTML file, but it may come back, and
> wanted to make sure that it won't break anything else.
> ~E

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