[Mailman-Users] More on ampersand in listname
msapiro at value.net
Sun Mar 6 20:15:48 CET 2005
John Fleming wrote:
Larry Stone wrote:
>> I'd stay away from an ampersand. It has a special meaning in Unix commands
>> (means execute the previous command in the background) and unless properly
>> escaped, will be taken for that special meaning every time it occurs in a
>> shell command.
>Thanks, Larry. I didn't find anything about it in the FAQ. Maybe something
>about that should be included in the help link for listname in the web
>interface. Just a thought...
Larry's advice is probably the best to follow, but you could quote the
list name in the aliases, e.g.
s&l: |/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post 's&l'
and so forth. You would have to manually edit the aliases file for each
such list, but it would probably get you around this issue and on to
the next :-)
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San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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