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       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.

       -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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