I guess my question wasn't clear. When I send the mkdigest command, I
get an abort allegedly due to the fact that ~majordomo/.digestrc
doesn't exist. I do have the lists set up as lists, but this is the
abort message that comes through. As for whether I have the syntax right
and so on, I had mkdigest working fine with earlier version of mj.
And as I indicated before, digest works fine when enough material
accumulates. My problem arises when I think that some timely item should
go out and I send the mkdigest command, which always aborts with the
message that ~majordomo/.digestrc doesn't exist. That is why I feel that
I am falling between the standalone and list digests. And if it is in
the documentation, I sure haven't found it. Nor have I spotted the
answer to my question in the following posting.
>You better read the man file for digest if you are going to use
>the .digestrc file. You don't need it if you've set up the digest
>as a majordomo list.
>There are two mutually exclusive ways of setting up digests -
>(a) as a majordomo list, (b) as a standalone.
>The .digestrc is for the standalone. If you want to set up a
>standalone digest, you can read all about it in the man page.
>Otherwise, forget it. You don't need it.
>If you want to create a digest of a majordomo list, you
>need to send the mkdigest command to majordomo.
>> there is presumably some way of invoking
>>mkdigest, but I can't figure out how.
>You mail the command to majordomo, just like the other
>>I've been using $filedir_suffix = ""; and it works fine, and the
>>automatic digests are appearing as they should. This is also confusing.
>There are two parts to making digests. One is receiving the emails
>as they come in. The second part is creating the digest. Evidently
>you've set up the first part correctly. The way it works is that
>when an email comes in, it gets put in a work directory, and the
>digest program checks the sum of the sizes of files in that directory.
>If it exceeds the max digest size, the digest is automatically
>generated and sent. There are also a couple other ways of
>defining when you want the digest sent, like when the oldest message
>gets to be a certain age, etc. It's all in the man pages.
>Kevin Kelleher <email@example.com> http://world.std.com/~fury/
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