Today I was dealing with an instance of GNU mailman without the web interface and there were some messages held for approval.
How to approve them from the command line? Turns out it is possible thanks to
withlist tool shipped with mailman and a bit of fiddling. Code
# installation: # copy this file in the same dir as withlist and name it approvefile.py # usage: # bin/withlist -l -r approvemessage <list> <cookie> # cookie is the digest in the Subject: after approve import sys from Mailman import mm_cfg from Mailman import Pending # ripped out from MailList.py ProcessConfirmation def approvemessage(ml, cookie=None): if cookie is None: print >> sys.stderr, "!!!! No cookie specified" return rec = ml.pend_confirm(cookie) if not rec: print >> sys.stderr, "!!!! Cookie not found" return try: op = rec data = rec[1:] except ValueError: print >> sys.stderr, "!!!! No op found for cookie" return if op != Pending.HELD_MESSAGE: print >> sys.stdout, "!!!! Message isn't held" return ml.HandleRequest(data, mm_cfg.APPROVE) ml.Save() print >> sys.stdout, "!!!! Message approved" # interactive version: # bin/withlist -l admin #Loading list admin (locked) #The variable `m' is the admin MailList instance #>>> from Mailman import mm_cfg #>>> res = m.pend_confirm('862db35189d896667888114e67db8f41fa986c9f') #>>> m.HandleRequest(res, mm_cfg.APPROVE) #>>> m.Save()
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