1. I can't believe that you are going to start a new list
without sending a test message over the list server. Let
procmail put this message in a mail folder and start the archive
with that message (invoke MHonArc manually).
I start a new MHonArc archive each month, from the same list. So I
certainly don't want to have to send a test message each month.
My list (see http://www.armadillo.com/~zoo/LDsig/) gets handled via a
combination of procmail and cron. Each message gets archived into a
file. Every hour, that file is added to the archive (it's a fairly high
volume list, so all of the processing for each message was too much
overhead for my ISP).
Each month, the list rolls over to a new archive (very much like
starting a new list). I create the directory, and update the symlink
that always points to the current month. Once this is done, the next
time the hourly update happens, it's a new list archive.
MHonArc deals with this very nicely, and creates the archive if -add is
specified and no archive exists.
- david d `zoo' zuhn -| Montana Rail Link/NP, circa 1995, in N scale
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