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 ListProcessor 7.0
    Copyright (c) 1993-94 by
         the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN)
 
 

Here is a brief description of the set of requests recognized by ListProcessor.
Everything appearing in [] below is optional; everything appearing in <> is
mandatory; all arguments are case insensitive, except mail addresses and
passwords. The vertical bar ("|") is used as a logical OR operator between
the arguments. Requests may be abbreviated, but you must specify at least the
first three characters.

Keep in mind that when referring to a <list>, that list may be of two kinds:
local or remote, unless otherwise noted. When referring to a local list, your
request will be immediately processed; when referring to a remote list (a list
served by another ListProcessor which this system knows about), your request
will be appropriately forwarded. Issue a 'lists global' request to get a
listing of all local and known remote lists to this ListProcessor.

Recognized requests are:
 

                        *** GENERAL ***
 

help [topic]
------------
Without arguments, this file. Otherwise get specific information on the
selected topic. Topics may also refer to requests. To learn more about this
system issue a 'help listproc' request. To get a listing of all available
topics, generate an error message by sending a bogus request like 'help me'.

lists [local|global [keywords]]
-------------------------------
Get a list of all local mailing lists served by this server, or of all known
local and remote lists. If keywords are specified, they are treated as a
logically ANDed list of strings/regular expressions; keywords can be quoted.
When keywords are specified, only those lists' descriptions that match the
keywords are listed.

release
version
-------
Get information about the current release of this ListProcessor system.
 

                        *** FOR LISTS ***
 

information [list]
------------------
This file if no list is specified, otherwise get information about the
specified list.

purge <password>
----------------
Remove yourself from all mailing lists on this host.

recipients <list>
-----------------
Get a list of the current subscribers.

review <list> [short|description|subscribers]
---------------------------------------------
Review the list's settings, get the list's general information file and get a
listing of the current subscribers for the specified list.

run <list> [<password> <cmd [args]>]
------------------------------------
Run the specified command with the optional arguments and receive the output
from stdout and/or stderr. To get a listing of all available commands to run,
omit the arguments, i.e. issue a 'run <list>' request. You have to belong to
the specified list, and must have obtained the password from the list's owner;
the owner's address may be found in the Errors-To: header line of each
delivered message.

set <list> [<option> <arg[s]>]
------------------------------
Without the optional arguments, get a list of all current settings for
the specified list. Otherwise change the option to a new value for that
list.
Valid arguments are:    mail <ACK|NOACK|POSTPONE|DIGEST>
                        password <current-password> <new-password>
                        address <current-password> <new-address>
                        conceal <YES|NO>
                        preference [preferences]
Issue a 'help set' request for more information.

query <list>
------------
Same as 'set <list>' with no arguments.

statistics <list> {[subscriber email address(es)] | [-all]}
-----------------------------------------------------------
Get a listing of non-concealed subscribers along with the number of messages
each one of them has sent to the specified list. If the optional email
addresses are given, then statistics will be collected for these users only.
For example:
                stat foo user1@domain user2@domain
will generate statistics about these two subscribers. "-all" compiles
statistics for all users that have posted on the list (whether currently
subscribed or not).

subscribe <list> <your name>
join <list> <your name>
----------------------------
The only way to subscribe to a list.

unsubscribe <list>
signoff <list>
------------------
Remove yourself from the specified list.

which
-----
Get a listing of local mailing lists to which you have subscribed.
 

                        *** FOR ARCHIVES ***
 

fax <fax-number> <archive | path-to-archive> <file> [/password] [parts]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Same as 'get', but it faxes you the files instead to the specified number.

get <archive | path-to-archive> <file> [/password] [parts]
----------------------------------------------------------
Get the requested file from the specified archive. Files are usually split in
parts locally, and in such a case you will receive the file in multiple email
messages -- an 'index' request tells you how many parts the file has been split
into, and their sizes; if you need to obtain certain parts, specify them as
optional arguments. If an archive is private, you have to provide its password
as well.

index [archive | path-to-archive] [/password] [-all]
----------------------------------------------------
Get a list of files in the selected archive, or the master archive if no
archive was specified. If an archive is private, you have to provide its
password as well.

search <archive | path-to-archive>] [/password] [-all] <pattern>
----------------------------------------------------------------
Search all files of the specified archive (and all of its subarchives if -all
is specified) for lines that match the pattern. The pattern can be an
egrep(1)-style regular expression with support for the following additional
operators: '~' (negation), '|' and '&' (logical OR and AND), '<' '>' (group
regular expressions). The pattern may be enclosed in single or double quotes.
Note: . matches any character including new line.

view <archive | path-to-archive>] [/password] [parts]
-----------------------------------------------------
Same as 'get' but in interactive mode justs catenates the file on the screen.
 

                        *** FOR LIST MANAGEMENT ***
 

Below, <password> refers to the list's password:

[quiet] add <list> <password> <address> <name>
[quiet] add <list> <password> {<address> <name>} {<address> <name>} ...
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Add the specified user(s) to the list. If more than one user is added you need
to enclose each one in {}. If quiet, the user(s) will not be notified.

approve <list> <password> <tag> [tag] ...
-----------------------------------------
Approve the message(s) identified by the tag number(s) for posting to the
specified moderated list -- applies to moderated-no-edit lists only.

configuration <list> <password> [<option> [args] [, <option> [args] ...]]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Get or set a list's configuration options; without any of the options below,
get the current settings. Options are a comma-separated list of one or more of
the following keywords (options marked with * can be issued by the manager
only):
*       ARCHIVE [dir] [filespec] [arch-name] [password] [messages|digests]
        ARCHIVE [password] [messages|digests]
        NO-ARCHIVE
*       COMPRESSED-ARCHIVES
*       UNCOMPRESSED-ARCHIVES
        ARCHIVES-TO-ALL
        ARCHIVES-TO-OWNERS
        ARCHIVES-TO-SUBSCRIBERS
        AUTO-DELETE-SUBSCRIBERS
        NO-AUTO-DELETE-SUBSCRIBERS
        CLOSED-SUBSCRIPTIONS
        OPEN-SUBSCRIPTIONS
        OWNER-SUBSCRIPTIONS
        WIDE-OPEN-LIST
        COMMENT <string>
        NO-COMMENT
        DEFAULT <mailmode> <value> [<mailmode> <value>] ...
                address variable|fixed
                mail ack|noack|postpone|digest
                password <string>
                conceal yes|no
                preference CCoption
        DELIVERY-ERRORS-TO <address> [address] ...
        REMOVE-ERRORS-TO <address> [address] ...
        DIGEST <frequency> [when]
               daily hh:mm
               weekly Sunday|Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday|Thursday|Friday|Saturday
               monthly
        NO-DIGESTS
        DISABLE <request> [request] ...
        ENABLE <request> [request] ...
        SET-DISABLE <mode> [value] [<mode> [value]] ...
                    mail ack|noack|postpone|digest
                    conceal yes|no
                    password
        SET-ENABLE <mode> [value] [<mode> [value]] ...
                    mail ack|noack|postpone|digest
                    conceal yes|no
                    password
        FORWARD-REJECTS
        DONT-FORWARD-REJECTS
        KEEP-RESENT-LINES
        DONT-KEEP-RESENT-LINES
        HIDDEN-LIST
        VISIBLE-LIST
*       MANAGER-CONTROLLED
*       OWNER-CONTROLLED
        MAX-MESSAGES-PER-DAY <number>
        MESSAGE-LIMIT <number>
        NO-MESSAGE-LIMIT
        MODERATED-EDIT [address] ...
        MODERATED-NO-EDIT [address] ...
        UNMODERATED
        REMOVE-MODERATORS <address> [address]
        OWNERS <address> [address] ...
        REMOVE-OWNERS <address> [address] ...
        PASSWORD <string>
        SUBSCRIPTION-MANAGERS <address> [address] ...
        REMOVE-SUBSCRIPTION-MANAGERS <address> [address] ...
        REMOVE-ALL-SUBSCRIPTION-MANAGERS
        REPLY-TO-LIST
        REPLY-TO-LIST-ALWAYS
        REPLY-TO-SENDER
        REPLY-TO-SENDER-ALWAYS
        REPLY-TO-OMITTED
        REVIEW-TO-ALL
        REVIEW-BY-ALL
        REVIEW-TO-OWNERS
        REVIEW-BY-OWNERS
        REVIEW-TO-SUBSCRIBERS
        REVIEW-BY-SUBSCRIBERS
        STATISTICS-TO-ALL
        STATISTICS-BY-ALL
        STATS-TO-ALL
        STATS-BY-ALL
        STATISTICS-TO-OWNERS
        STATISTICS-BY-OWNERS
        STATS-TO-OWNERS
        STATS-BY-OWNERS
        STATISTICS-TO-SUBSCRIBERS
        STATISTICS-BY-SUBSCRIBERS
        STATS-TO-SUBSCRIBERS
        STATS-BY-SUBSCRIBERS
        SEND-BY-ALL
        SEND-BY-OWNERS
        SEND-BY-SUBSCRIBERS

[quiet] delete <list> <password> <address> [address] ...
--------------------------------------------------------
Delete the specified address(es)/users from the list. If quiet, the user(s)
will not be notified.

discard <list> <password> <tag> [tag] ...
-----------------------------------------
Discard the message(s) identified by the tag number(s) sent to the specified
moderated list -- applies to moderated-no-edit lists only.

edit <list> <password> <file> [-nolock]
---------------------------------------
Obtain the specified file for editing; file can be one of:
        subscribers, aliases, news, peers, ignored, info, welcome
Without -nolock, the file will be automatically locked.

free <list> <password>
----------------------
Resume delivery of a held list, or reset the daily message count to zero. If
the manager held the list, only he can free it.

hold <list> <password>
----------------------
Suspend distribution of messages.

initialize <manager password> [<list alias> <list address> <configuration options>]
new-list <manager password> <list alias> <list address> <configuration options>
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Initialize a new list, or tell the server to reread the master config file.
Can be issued by the manager only.

lock <list> <password>
----------------------
Suspend execution of list-specific requests and queue them up for later
processing. Owners may still issue such requests, unless the list is locked
by the manager.

purge <password> <address> [address] ...
----------------------------------------
Remove the specified address(es) from all mailing lists on the local host.
Can be issued by the manager only. All users are removed quietly.

put <list> <password> <keyword> [args]
--------------------------------------
Manipulate addresses and change system files. Keywords and args can be:
  keyword: alias|ignore|subscribers|aliases|news|peers|ignored|info|welcome
  args: email address for alias|ignore
When putting a file, its contents start immediately after the request and span
the entire message.

reports <list> <password>
-------------------------
Obtain all reports about the specified local list.

[quiet] set <list> [<option> <arg[s]>] for <address> [address] ...
------------------------------------------------------------------
Same as 'set' above but applies changes to specified address(es). If quiet,
the user(s) will not be notified.

system <list> <password> <user-address> #user-request
-----------------------------------------------------
Issue any request on another user's behalf.

unlock <list> <password>
------------------------
Resume execution of list-specific requests, including those queued up while
the list was locked. All owners may unlock a list, unless it's locked by the
manager.
 

                        *** OTHER ***
 

Help is also available on the following topics:

listproc
--------
Learn more about this system and list management software in general.

live
----
Learn how to connect to this ListProcessor over the Internet for live
processing of your requests.