[Mailman-Users] Triggers for when lists are changed?

Kelly Jones kelly.terry.jones at gmail.com
Sat May 31 20:18:15 CEST 2008

I run nightly cron jobs to fix/update various Mailman lists. I don't
know Python, so I write Perl scripts that call the Python scripts in

This works OK, but I'd really like to run these Perl scripts whenever
a list is changed, not just once a day.

In other words, I'd like Mailman 'triggers'. Examples:

"whenever list foo's membership changes, run foo-member-change.pl"

"whenever list bar's config changes, run bar-config-change.pl"

"whenver anything changes on any list, run list-cleanup.pl"

Can Mailman do that? If not, I'd like to request it as a feature.

I realize I can have a daemon watch the config.pck timestamps, but
that seems ugly.

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