[Mailman-Users] configure lists with text file orprogramatically -> in a stream

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Aug 31 04:46:53 CEST 2012

Eric Smith wrote:

>This seems to be a nice solution;
>$ sudo config_list -o /dev/stdout <listname> |sed 's/advertised = .*/advertised = False/' -e 's/foo/bar/  |sudo config_list -i /dev/stdin <listname>

This is unduly complicated. The input to config_list need only contain
those things you want to change so you could just do

cat << EOF | sudo config_list -i /dev/stdin <listname>
advertised = False

Also, see <http://www.msapiro.net/scripts/set_attributes>, a script
which processes things like

set_attributes "advertised = False" "foo = bar" listname

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