and the care and feeding of mailing list content received
R P Herrold
herrold at owlriver.com
Thu Jun 7 20:15:40 UTC 2007
Some threads just go on too long. Personally I think a troll
has hijacked the main centos list again and is inducing food
fight behaviours while that troll perfectly 'innocently'
asserting that it is just respoding to all email.
for a discussion of the problem of 'capture' in FOSS projects.
But if one loses interest in a thread, it is easy enough to
tune them out:
1. Install procmail; yum knows how
2. Add a mark and drop ruleset
[herrold at new .procmail]$ cat ~/.procmail/killfilerc
# mark them
^ *Subject:.*CentOS Based Linux Firewall Document
| formail -A "X-brand: killfile "
# and dump them
* ^X-brand: killfile
3. Integrate it in mailhandling; a fragment from:
# easy drops
easy enough to save 'caught' pieces to a file, rather than
devnull until you are certain collateral damage has not been
induced; see the procmail manpage series for a full
-- Russ Herrold
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