[Mailman-Users] More on ampersand in listname

Mark Sapiro 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 :-)

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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