[Mailman-Users] Changing name of mailman list that I own

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jan 17 07:04:08 CET 2015

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 01/15/2015 06:07 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>> (@Mark: do you have script to "clone" a list with a new name?)
> I don't currently, but it seems like a good idea, I'll see what I can
> come up with.

OK, there now is one at <http://www.msapiro.net/scripts/clone_list>
(mirrored at <http://fog.ccsf.edu/~msapiro/scripts/clone_list>)

Here's the command help:

> usage: clone_list [-h] [-r REAL_NAME] [-o OWNER] [-p PASSWORD]
>                   [-s SUBJECT_PREFIX] [-m]
>                   old_list new_list
> Clone an existing list. I.e., create a new list with settings that match as
> closely as possible those of an existing list.
> positional arguments:
>   old_list              The name of the list to clone.
>   new_list              The name of the list to create.
> optional arguments:
>   -h, --help            show this help message and exit
>   -r REAL_NAME, --real_name REAL_NAME
>                         The real_name attribute of the new list. This must
>                         differ only in case from the new_list argument. The
>                         default is the name of the new list with the initial
>                         character uppercased.
>   -o OWNER, --owner OWNER
>                         Specify the new list owner's email address. The
>                         default is the old list's owner(s).
>   -p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD
>                         Specify a new list admin password. The default is the
>                         old list's password.
>   -s SUBJECT_PREFIX, --subject_prefix SUBJECT_PREFIX
>                         Specify a new value for subject_prefix. The default is
>                         the old list's subject_prefix.
>   -m, --members         Clone the membership list and member options from the
>                         old list. The default is the new list has no members.
> Other than the list's name, real_name and any options given as above, all
> attributes of the new list except for membership will be the same as those of
> the old list. The new list will have no members unless -m/--members is
> specified.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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