[Mailman-Users] BIG discard problem

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Aug 12 00:32:40 CEST 2004

At 3:21 PM -0400 2004-08-11, David Relson wrote:

>  Remember "deferred" is the default.  I bet that selecting that checkbox
>  justs adds a simple key/value pair like "all=yes" to the cgi request.
>  The origin of the "discard all deferred items" (or whatever the wording
>  is) can likely be found with:
>     egrep -i -r -w "all.*defer" /usr/lib/mailman/

	Keep in mind that this will bomb out with 20,000 files in a given 
directory, just like all other uses of wildcards passed to the shell. 
You need to escape the wildcard and pass things through a "find ... | 
xargs" command line, as I demonstrated earlier.

	If you meant to quote the wildcard and protect it from evaluation 
by the shell, you need to use single quotes and not double quotes.

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