Getting status

The status of the Mailman master process can be queried from the command line. It’s clear at this point that nothing is running.

>>> command = cli('mailman.commands.cli_status.status')

The status is printed to stdout and a status code is returned.

>>> command('mailman status')
GNU Mailman is not running

We can simulate the master starting up by acquiring its lock.

>>> from datetime import timedelta
>>> from flufl.lock import Lock
>>> lock = Lock(config.LOCK_FILE)
>>> lock.lock(timeout=timedelta(seconds=20))
>>> ignore = cleanups.callback(lock.unlock, unconditionally=True)

Getting the status confirms that the master is running.

>>> command('mailman status')
GNU Mailman is running (master pid: ...

We shut down the master and confirm the status.

>>> lock.unlock(unconditionally=True)
>>> command('mailman status')
GNU Mailman is not running