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NAME

       sympa (or sympa.pl) - A Modern Mailing List Manager

SYNOPSIS

       sympa [ -d, --debug ] [ -f, --file=another.sympa.conf ]
             [ -k, --keepcopy=directory ]
             [ -l, --lang=catalog ] [ -m, --mail ]
             [ -h, --help ] [ -v, --version ]

             [ --import=listname ] [ --close_list=list[@robot]][ --purge_list=list[@robot]]
             [ --lowercase ] [ --make_alias_file ]
             [ --dump=listname | ALL]

DESCRIPTION

       Sympa is scalable and highly customizable mailing list manager.  It can cope with big
       lists (200,000 subscribers) and comes with a complete (user and admin) Web interface. It
       is internationalized, and supports the us, fr, de, es, it, fi, and chinese locales. A
       scripting language allows you to extend the behavior of commands. Sympa can be linked to
       an LDAP directory or an RDBMS to create dynamic mailing lists. Sympa provides S/MIME and
       HTTPS based authentication and encryption.  Sympa is a modern mailing-list manager. It
       supports a lot of useful features.

OPTIONS

       -d, --debug
            Enable debug mode.

       -f, --file=another.sympa.conf
            Force Sympa to use an alternative configuration file instead of
            /etc/sympa/sympa.conf.

       -k, --keepcopy=directory
            This option tells Sympa to keep a copy of every incoming message, instead of deleting
            them. `directory' is the directory to store messages.

       -l, --lang=catalog
            Set this option to use a language catalog for Sympa. The corresponding catalog file
            `catalogue'.cat must be located in /usr/lib/sympa/nls directory.

       -m, --mail
            Sympa will log calls to sendmail, including recipients. This option is useful for
            keeping track of each mail sent (log files may grow faster though).

       -h, --help
            Print this help message.

       -v, --version
            Print the version number.

            With the following options sympa.pl will run in batch mode :

       --import=list
            Import subscribers in the list. Data are read from STDIN.  The imported data should
            contain one entry per line : the first field is an email address, the second
            (optional) field is the free form name.  Fields are spaces-separated.

            Sample :

                ## Data to be imported
                ## email        gecos
                john.steward@some.company.com           John - accountant
                mary.blacksmith@another.company.com     Mary - secretary

       --close_list=list[@robot]
            Close the list (changing its status to closed), remove aliases and remove subscribers
            from DB (a dump is created in the list directory to allow restoring the list)

       --purge_list=list[@robot]
            Remove the list (remove archive, configuration files, users and owners in admin
            table. Restore is not possible after this operation.

       --lowercase
            Lowercases email addresses in database.

       --make_alias_file
            Create an aliases file in /tmp/ with all list aliases. It uses the list_aliases.tpl
            template.

       --dump=listname | ALL
            Dumps subscribers of for `listname' list or all lists. Subscribers are dumped in
            subscribers.db.dump.

FILES

       /etc/sympa/sympa.conf main configuration file.

       /var/spool/sympa/sympa.pid this file contains the process ID of sympa.pl.

AVAILABILITY

       Latest version of Sympa is available from http://www.sympa.org.

MORE DOCUMENTATION

       The full documentation in HTML and PostScript formats can be found in
       /usr/share/doc/sympa/html/.

       The mailing lists (with web archives) can be accessed at
       http://listes.cru.fr/wws/lists/informatique/sympa.

AUTHORS

       Serge Aumont
            Comite Reseau des Universites

       Olivier Salauen
            Comite Reseau des Universites

       Contact authors at <sympa-authors@cru.fr>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright X 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001 Comite Reseau des Universites

       Copyright X 1997,1998,1999 Institut Pasteur & Christophe Wolfhugel

       You may distribute this software under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version
       2 (<http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>)

BUGS

       Report bugs to <sympa-dev@cru.fr>.

SEE ALSO

       sympa.conf(5), archived(8), bounced(8), sendmail(8), alias_manager(8)