Display configuration valuesΒΆ

Just like the Postfix command postconf(1), the mailman conf command lets you dump one or more Mailman configuration variables to standard output or a file.

Mailman’s configuration is divided in multiple sections which contain multiple key-value pairs. The mailman conf command allows you to display a specific key-value pair, or several key-value pairs.

>>> class FakeArgs:
...     key = None
...     section = None
...     output = None
>>> from mailman.commands.cli_conf import Conf
>>> command = Conf()

To get a list of all key-value pairs of any section, you need to call the command without any options.

>>> command.process(FakeArgs)
[antispam] header_checks:
...
[logging.bounce] level: info
...
[mailman] site_owner: noreply@example.com
...

You can list all the key-value pairs of a specific section.

>>> FakeArgs.section = 'shell'
>>> command.process(FakeArgs)
[shell] banner: Welcome to the GNU Mailman shell
[shell] prompt: >>>
[shell] use_ipython: no

You can also pass a key and display all key-value pairs matching the given key, along with the names of the corresponding sections.

>>> FakeArgs.section = None
>>> FakeArgs.key = 'path'
>>> command.process(FakeArgs)
[logging.archiver] path: mailman.log
[logging.bounce] path: bounce.log
[logging.config] path: mailman.log
[logging.database] path: mailman.log
[logging.debug] path: debug.log
[logging.error] path: mailman.log
[logging.fromusenet] path: mailman.log
[logging.http] path: mailman.log
[logging.locks] path: mailman.log
[logging.mischief] path: mailman.log
[logging.root] path: mailman.log
[logging.runner] path: mailman.log
[logging.smtp] path: smtp.log
[logging.subscribe] path: mailman.log
[logging.vette] path: mailman.log

If you specify both a section and a key, you will get the corresponding value.

>>> FakeArgs.section = 'mailman'
>>> FakeArgs.key = 'site_owner'
>>> command.process(FakeArgs)
noreply@example.com