[Mailman-Users] Problem after bin/arch'ing

Ian A B Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Thu Jul 22 11:09:00 CEST 2004

--On Thursday, July 22, 2004 4:22 am +0200 Ronny Raschkowan 
<ronny at kopfrechnung.de> wrote:

> Hi.
> Could you provid me an exact dummy mail how it would look? I fear i'd do
> sth wrong., so i would like to see an example.

I haven't tested this, but you should be able to use something like this. 
Copy everything between the ---snip--- lines, including the blank lines, 
but NOT the snip lines themselves. The blank lines represent an empty body. 
foo at example.net is a safe email address because example.net is a reserved 
domain (like 555 is a reserved area code in the USA phone system)

>From foo at example.net  Tue Jul  6 17:10:01 2004
From: foo at example.net
To: foo at example.net
Subject: dummy
Date: Tue,  6 Jul 2004 17:10:01 +0100 (BST)


> As far, i don't figure out how i should add it 3633 times?

Its fairly easy with the "vi" text editor. Open the file with
"vi FILENAME" at your unix prompt (without the quotes - but with the 
correct file name in place of FILENAME).

type "3633i" (without the quotes) to indicate that you want to repeat an 
insertion action 3633 times. Then paste your text, and then hit the escape 
key. Wait a while and your text will appear 3633 times. Now type ":wq" 
(without the quotes) to write (save) the file, then quit.

If you want to assure yourself that you've got the right number of entries, 
type "wc -l FILENAME" before and after you do the edit. You'll see the 
number of lines before and after the edit. It should increase by 8x3633= 

> - Doesn't it
> take a bit long to do that? :-)
> Oh - And should i delete the mylist (not .mbox) directory before editing
> the .mbox?
> Isn't there any "softer" way to do that..?
> Sincerly yours,
> Ronny

Ian Eiloart
Servers Team
Sussex University ITS

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