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

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jan 17 21:38:35 CET 2015

On 01/16/2015 10:04 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> 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

And, as we know, since no program is finished until the programmer dies,
I have added an additional option to copy the archives as well.

I also added more to the help description to indicate the script needs
to be installed in Mailman's bin/ directory and that there are still
issues in copied archives due to links still pointing to the old list.

I considered adding a --remove option to remove the old list after
cloning to make it a 'rename' process, but decided against that both
because of the archive issues in the new list and because one can always
easily remove the old list with bin/rmlist anyway.

I also added reference to this script to the FAQ at

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