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List parameters: definition

subject

subject subject-of-the-list

This parameter indicates the subject of the list, which is sent in response to the LISTS mail command. The subject is a free form text limited to one line.

visibility

(Default value: conceal)

The visibility parameter is defined by an authorization scenario (see Authorization scenarios).

This parameter indicates whether the list should feature in the output generated in response to a LISTS command.

  • visibility conceal (view)
  • visibility intranet (view)
  • visibility noconceal (view)
  • visibility secret (view)

owner

The config file contains one owner paragraph per owner. It concerns static owner definition. For dynamic definition, see owner_include.

Example:

  owner
  email serge.aumont@cru.fr
  gecos C.R.U.
  info Tel: 02 99 76 45 34
  reception nomail

The list owner is usually the person who has the authorization to send ADD and DELETE commands (see Owner commands) on behalf of other users.

When the subscribe parameter specifies a restricted list, it is the owner who has the exclusive right to subscribe users, and it is therefore to the owner that SUBSCRIBE requests will be forwarded.

There may be several owners of a single list; in this case, each owner is declared in a paragraph starting with the owner keyword.

The owner directive is followed by one or several lines giving details regarding the owner's characteristics:

  • email address
    Owner's e-mail address;
  • reception nomail
    Optional attribute for an owner who does not wish to receive emails. Useful to define an owner with multiple email addresses: they are all recognized when Sympa receives mail, but thanks to reception nomail, not all of these addresses need to receive administrative email from Sympa;
  • visibility conceal | noconceal \\Define if the list owner should be listed on the list web page.
  • gecos data
    Public information about the owner;
  • info data
    Available since release 2.3. Private information about the owner;
  • profile privileged | normal
    Available since release 2.3.5. Profile of the owner. This is currently used to restrict access to some features of WWSympa, such as adding new owners to a list.

owner_include

The config file contains one owner_include paragraph per data inclusion file (see Data inclusion file. It concerns dynamic owner definition: inclusion of external data. For static owner definition and more information about owners see par-owner.

Example:

  owner_include
  source myfile
  source_parameters a,b,c
  reception nomail
  profile normal

The owner_include directive is followed by one or several lines giving details regarding the owner(s) included characteristics:

  • source myfile
    This is an mandatory field: it indicates the data inclusion file myfile.incl. This file can be a template. In this case, it will be interpreted with values given by subparameter source_parameter. Note that the source parameter should NOT include the .incl file extension; the myfile.incl file should be located in the data_sources directory.
  • source_parameters a,b,c
    It contains an enumeration of the values that will be affected to the param array used in the template file (see Data inclusion file). This parameter is not mandatory.
  • reception nomail
    Optional attribute for owner(s) who does not wish to receive emails.
  • visibility conceal | noconceal \\Define if the included owners should be listed on the list web page.
  • profile privileged | normal
    Profile of the owner(s).

editor

The config file contains one editor paragraph per moderator (or editor). It concerns static editor definition. For dynamic definition and more information about editors see editor_include.

Example:

  editor
  email Pierre.Paul@myuniversity.edu
  gecos Pierre paul (Computer center director)

Only the editor of a list is authorized to send messages to the list when the send is set to either editor, editorkey, or editorkeyonly. The editor parameter is also consulted in certain other cases (privateoreditorkey).

The syntax of this directive is the same as that of the owner parameter, even when several moderators are defined.

editor_include

The config file contains one editor_include paragraph per data inclusion file (see Data inclusion file). It concerns dynamic editor definition: inclusion of external data. For static editor definition and more information about moderation see editor.

Example:

  editor_include
  reception mail
  source myfile
  source_parameters a,b,c

The syntax of this directive is the same as that of the owner_include'' parameter, even when several moderators are defined.

topics

topics computing/internet,education/university

This parameter allows the classification of lists. You may define multiple topics as well as hierarchical ones. WWSympa's list of public lists uses this parameter. This parameter is different from the msg_topic parameter used to tag emails.

host

(Default value: domain robot parameter)

host fully-qualified-domain-name

Domain name of the list, default is the robot domain name set in the related robot.conf file or in file /etc/sympa.conf.

lang

(Default value: lang robot parameter)

Example:

lang en_US

This parameter defines the language used for the list. It is used to initialize a user's language preference; Sympa command reports are extracted from the associated message catalog.

See Internationalization for available languages.

family_name

This parameter indicates the name of the family that the list belongs to.

Example:

family_name my_family

latest_instantiation

This parameter indicates the date of the latest instantiation.

Example:

  latest_instantiation
  email joe.bar@cru.fr
  date 27 jui 2004 at 09:04:38
  date_epoch 1090911878
manual_6.1/parameters-definition.txt · Last modified: 2007/10/19 10:24 (external edit)

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