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       sympa, - A Modern Mailing List Manager

SYNOPSIS [ -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]


       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.


       -d, --debug
            Enable debug mode.

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

       -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'.mo must be located in /usr/lib/sympa/locale 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 will run in batch mode :

            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 - accountant
           Mary - secretary

            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)

            Remove the list (remove archive, configuration files, users and owners in admin
            table. Restore is not possible after this operation.

            Lowercases email addresses in database.

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

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


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

       /run/sympa/ this file contains the process ID of


       Latest version of Sympa is available from <>.


       The full documentation in HTML and PDF formats can be found in

       The mailing lists (with web archives) can be accessed at


       Serge Aumont
           Comite Reseau des Universites

       Olivier Salauen
           Comite Reseau des Universites

       Contact authors at <>


       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 (<>)


       Report bugs to Sympa bug tracker.  See <>.


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