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       config_list  -  Configure  a  Mailman  mailing  list  from  a text file


       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 others.


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                                  2001-03-10                    CONFIG_LIST(8)