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       config_list - Configure a Mailman mailing list from a text file description


       config_list [options] listname


       This  is  a  very  powerful  script  which lets you view and modify a list's configuration
       variables from the command line.  E.g.  you can dump out all the list options into a plain
       text  file  (actually  a  valid  Python  file!),  complete  with  comments explaining each
       variable.  Or you can apply the configuration from such a file to a particular list.


       -i filename, --inputfile=filename
              Configure the list by assigning each module-global  variable  in  the  file  to  an
              attribute  on the list object, then saving the list.  The named file is loaded with
              execfile() and must be legal Python code.   Any  variable  that  isn't  already  an
              attribute  of  the list object is ignored (a warning message is printed).  See also
              the -c option.

              A special variable named `mlist' is put into the globals during the execfile, which
              is  bound  to  the  actual MailList object.  This lets you do all manner of bizarre
              thing to the list object, but  BEWARE!   Using  this  can  severely  (and  possibly
              irreparably) damage your mailing list!

       -o filename, --outputfile=filename
              Instead  of  configuring  the list, print out a list's configuration variables in a
              format suitable for input using this script.  In this way, you can  easily  capture
              the  configuration  settings  for  a  particular list and imprint those settings on
              another list.  filename is the file to output the settings to.  If filename is `-',
              standard out is used.

       -c, --checkonly
              The modified list is not actually changed.  Only useful with -i.

       -v, --verbose
              Print the name of each attribute as it is being changed.  Only useful with -i.

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


       The options -o and -i are mutually exclusive.


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


       Mailman documentation on and in /usr/share/doc/mailman.

                                            2001-03-10                             CONFIG_LIST(8)