Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Jun 14 17:10:55 CEST 2005

Jean-Philippe GIOLA wrote:
>I want to use an another archiver for mailman like monharc or pipermail 
>(or one that i 'm developping) and i want to know if , when a mail is 
>sent to a list, the external archiver will treat all the mbox file of 
>the list or only the mail that was just sent ?

As it says in the description in Defaults.py, the command string is
invoked via os.popen(). This creates a pipe to the standard input of
the command. The current message (only) is then written to the pipe.

At this point, the message has already been written to the
listname.mbox/listname.mbox file, so if your external archiver wants
to read that file, it can, but it doesn't have to to get the current
message which is piped to its standard input.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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