config_list - Configure a Mailman 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.
The modified list is not actually changed. Only useful with -i.
Print the name of each attribute as it is being changed. Only
useful with -i.
Print a small help text and exit
The options -o and -i are mutually exclusive.
Author of Mailman is the Mailman Cabal, see http://www.list.org/ for
information. This manpage is written by Tollef Fog Heen
<email@example.com> for Debian, but may be used by others.
Mailman documentation on http://www.list.org/ and in