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Automatic list creation daemon

Synopsis ] [ -f, --file=another.sympa.conf ] [ -k--keepcopy=directory ] [ [ -m--mail ] [ -h--help ] [ -v--version ]

Description is a program which scans permanently the automatic creation spool and processes each message.

If the list a message is bound for has not been there and list creation is authorized, it will be created.  Then the message is stored into incoming message spool again and wait for processing by

Options may run with following options in general.

-d,  --debug

Enable debug mode.

-f,  --config=file

Force Sympa to use an alternative configuration file instead of /etc/sympa/sympa.conf.


Sets Sympa log level. may run in daemon mode with following options.


The process remains attached to the TTY.

-k,  --keepcopy=directory

This option tells Sympa to keep a copy of every incoming message,  instead of deleting them. `directory' is the directory to  store messages.

-m,  --mail

Sympa will log calls to sendmail, including recipients. This option is useful for keeping track of each mail sent (log files may grow faster though).

With following options will print some information and exit.

-h,  --help

Print this help message.

-v,  --version

Print the version number.


/etc/sympa/sympa.conf main configuration file.

$PIDDIR/ this file contains the process ID of

See Also

sympa.conf(5), sympa_msg(8).


History was originally written by:

Serge Aumont

Comité Réseau des Universités

Olivier Salaün

Comité Réseau des Universités

As of Sympa 6.2b.4, it was split into three programs: (later renamed to sympa) command line utility, daemon and daemon.

Referenced By

Sympa::Family.3Sympa(3), sympa_msg(8), Sympa::Spool::Automatic.3Sympa(3), Sympa::Spool::Incoming.3Sympa(3), sympa_toc(1).

2023-07-22 sympa 6.2.72