[Mailman-Users] [mm] Deleting messages from archive....

Charles Gregory cgregory at hwcn.org
Fri May 15 22:45:57 CEST 2009

On Fri, 15 May 2009, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> One issue is the tool wouldn't be so simple. You can't just edit the
> HTML article because if that's all you do, the content will return if
> you ever rebuilt the archive. The content is in 3 or 4 places - the
> LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox raw archive, the HTML article, the
> periodic .txt file and the periodic .txt.gz file if any.

(nod) And for what I want, it would have to edit each of those spots,
to avoid any link-breaking due to numbering issues....

> The cleanest way to do it is to edit the LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox
> and rebuild the pipermail archive, but that is an expensive process
> and can have unintended side effects.

As noted in the (excellent) FAQ's, this disturbs external links.
So I'm going for the nitty-gritty version....

- Charles

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