A list member has sent (inadvertently) the same message multiple times to a Mailman discussion list. With over a megabyte of attachments each message. Sigh. I looked on the Mailman FAQ and found an ‘answer’ for removing messages from archives, but it is a classic non-answer from an ordinary user’s perspective. What am I to make of this:
Q. I want to get rid of some messages in my archive. How do I do this?
A. [helpful but optimistic person] posts the following recipe:
edit $prefix/archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox [optional]
run $prefix/bin/arch listname
I can use vi. Can I put that awesome power to use somehow? Other suggestions?