[Mailman-Users] editing archives html page

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jun 10 17:34:05 CEST 2011

myron wrote:

>To recover disk space I remove the archives on quite a few of my  
>announcement lists.
>When I went to the "Go to archives page" I was surprised to see the  
>Archive, View By, etc. listing of
>messages that were no longer there. Is there a command to clean that  
>page so that it reflects the
>messages that are still to be seen.
>In my case, since I deleted all the messages it would say "No messages  
>have been ... so archives are empty."
>That's usually what I see when I create a new list. I can copy the  
>index.html file from an empty archive list and edit
>that, but is there a way easier way.

If you want a totally empty archive, run

bin/arch --wipe LISTNAME /dev/null

If you want to prune the archive, remove the unwanted messages from
archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox and then run

bin/arch --wipe LISTNAME

See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/2YA9>.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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