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       sync_members  -  Synchronize  a  mailing  list’s membership with a flat


       sync_members [options] -f file listname


       This script is useful if you have a Mailman mailing list and a sendmail
       :include:  style list of addresses (also as is used in Majordomo).  For
       every address in the file that does not appear in the mailing list, the
       address  is added.  For every address in the mailing list that does not
       appear in the file, the address is removed.  Other options control what
       happens when an address is added or removed.


       -n, --no-change
              Don’t  actually make the changes.  Instead, print out what would
              be done to the list.

       -w={ yes | no }, --welcome-msg={ yes | no }
              Sets whether or not to send the newly added  members  a  welcome
              message,   overriding  whatever  the  list’s  ‘send_welcome_msg’
              setting is.  With -w=yes or -w, the  welcome  message  is  sent.
              With -w=no, no message is sent.

       -d={ yes | no }, --digest={ yes | no }
              Selects  whether to make newly added members receive messages in
              digests.  With -d=yes or -d, they become digest  members.   With
              -d=no  (or  if  no  -d  option  given) they are added as regular

       -a={ yes | no }, --notifyadmin={ yes | no }
              Specifies  whether  the  admin  should  be  notified  for   each
              subscription  or  unsubscription.   If  you’re  adding  a lot of
              addresses, you definitely want to turn this off!  With -a=yes or
              -a,  the  admin  is  notified.   With  -a=no,  the  admin is not
              notified.  With no -a option, the default for the list is  used.

       -f=filename, --file=filename
              This  option  is  required.   It  specifies  the  flat  file  to
              synchronize against.  Email addresses must appear one per  line.
              If filename is ‘-’ then stdin is used.

       -h, --help
              Print a small help text and exit

       listname specifies the list to synchronize.


       Author  of  Mailman  is the Mailman Cabal, see for
       information.   This   manpage   is   written   by   Tollef   Fog   Heen
       <> for Debian


       Mailman     documentation     on     and    in

                                  2001-03-10                   SYNC_MEMBERS(8)