Re: META: Majordomo list commands

David McFadzean (
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 11:42:43 -0600

At 03:05 PM 28/07/96 -0700, Max More wrote:
>David: Perhaps you could post the instructions for joining, leaving, and
>changing address, along with a list of Majordomo commands, as Hara Ra

Sending a message to with "help" in the body of
the message (and nothing else) will elicit the following automatic response:

>>>> help
This is Brent Chapman's "Majordomo" mailing list manager, version 1.93.

In the description below items contained in []'s are optional. When
providing the item, do not include the []'s around it.

It understands the following commands:

subscribe <list> [<address>]
Subscribe yourself (or <address> if specified) to the named <list>.

unsubscribe <list> [<address>]
Unsubscribe yourself (or <address> if specified) from the named <list>.

get <list> <filename>
Get a file related to <list>.

index <list>
Return an index of files you can "get" for <list>.

which [<address>]
Find out which lists you (or <address> if specified) are on.

who <list>
Find out who is on the named <list>.

info <list>
Retrieve the general introductory information for the named <list>.

Show the lists served by this Majordomo server.

Retrieve this message.

Stop processing commands (useful if your mailer adds a signature).

Commands should be sent in the body of an email message to

Commands in the "Subject:" line NOT processed.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact

>>>> end

As an added bonus, I've implemented a web-based interface to the lists at:

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus