[Mailman-Users] Changing the name of existing mailing lists

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jun 27 17:48:51 EDT 2018

On 6/27/18 2:26 PM, Parker, Michael D. wrote:
> Is there a way to change the name of a mailing list?

There's a script at <https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/clone_list>
(mirrored at <https://fog.ccsf.edu/~msapiro/scripts/clone_list>) which
will create a duplicate list with a new name. It has options to
duplicate the membership and archives. There will be issues with the
archives as discussed in the script's help.

You can also do it manually by renaming lists/<listname>,
archives/private/<listname>/, archives/private/<listname>.mbox/ and
archives/private/<listname>.mbox/<listname>.mbox and changing the list's
real_name attribute and rebuilding or manually fixing archive links.

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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