[Mailman-Users] mailman/data directory

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Mar 5 23:47:21 CET 2005

Young, Darren wrote:

>What are the heldmsg files in the Mailman data directory? They all seem
>to be held messages for lists, yes?


>On that note, the file in the lists/<listname> directory, called
>request.pck, is that a pointer to all of those files specific to that

Yes, but it contains other requests too such as unconfirmed
subscriptions, unconfirmed address changes, etc.

>Reason I ask, the data directory on our server has 147,000 files in it
>(and it's getting rather large). List admins/moderators have this
>tendency of not tending to pending requests so it seems that what all
>those are. If so, what's the process to manually purge those?


It is not clear from "bin/discard --help" but the file arguments are
the files data/heldmsg-*

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