LISTSERV: Issue Commands

  

General Information

LISTSERV List Postings:  These are e-mail messages that get distributed to members of a LISTSERV list.

LISTSERV List Commands:  These are e-mail messages that are sent to the LISTSERV ID.  Theses e-mail messages ARE NOT distributed to the members of the LISTSERV list, and are used to maintain the list.
 

Issuing Commands

1.  Send the E-mail To:   

LISTSERV@LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
 

2.  Formatting the Body of the E-mail:

Type the LISTSERV COMMAND.

  • The e-mail should NOT contain any signatures.  Any additional text in the body of the e-mail will be interpreted as an invalid LISTSERV command.
     
  • A single LISTSERV e-mail CAN contain multiple LISTSERV commands.  To do more than one command, enter each new Command on a new line in the body of the e-mail.
     
  • Content in the body of the e-mail must be formatted in plain text, without HTML formatting or hyperlinks.  To remove a hyperlink:  Right-click on the hyperlink & select Remove Hyperlink.
     
  • The Upper-Case Letters in the command indicate the accepted abbreviation.
     

Examples:

  • Example #1 - Send ONLY ONE Command:

QUIET ADD mylist-l janedoe@yahoo.com Jane Doe

  • Example #2 - Send MORE THAN ONE Command:

ok begin
QUIET ADD mylist-l janedoe@yahoo.com Jane Doe
QUIET ADD mylist-l johndoe@hotmail.com John Doe
ok end
 

General Commands

COMMAND

COMMAND DESCRIPTION

Info Order documentation Lists

Get a description of all lists.

SET listname options

Update your subscription options.

INDex

Order a list of LISTSERV files.

GET filename filetype

Order a file from LISTSERV.

REGister fullname|OFF

Tell LISTSERV about your name

INFO REFCARD

A comprehensive reference card

Note:  The Upper-Case Letters in the command indicate the accepted abbreviation.


USER Commands

COMMAND

COMMAND DESCRIPTION

SUBscribe listname realname

Sign-up for a list. If membership is under the control of the listowner, the request will be automatically forwarded to the owner who in turn will do the actual subscribing.

UNSUBscribe listname

Remove yourself from a list.

SIGNOFF listname

Sign off from a list.

SIGNOFF *

Signoff NETWIDE from all lists on all servers.

Query listname

Query your subscription options.

HELP

Receive some HELP info.

INFO

Receive commands info.

LIST

Find out what lists exist on LSU. Only lists that are not confidential will be shown in the response.

REView listname

Find out who is on a list. Users who subscribed with the 'conceal' option will not be listed in the response.

Note:  The Upper-Case Letters in the command indicate the accepted abbreviation.

 

OWNER Commands

COMMAND

COMMAND DESCRIPTION

QUIET ADD listname userid@node real-name

Add someone to a list.

ADD listname userid@node real-name

QUIET ADD listname DD=USERS IMPORT PW=list_password
//USERS DD *
userid@node real-name
userid@node real-name
/*

Notes:

Replace list_password with the password for the list.

Between the '//USERS DD *' and the '/*' lines, list the e-mail addresses and names to be added.

Use a separate line for each person.

Example:

QUIET ADD DOG-L DD=USERS IMPORT PW=bowwow
//USERS DD *
joe@aol.com Joe Smith
jane@hotmail.com Jane Doe
/*

Add a large number of members to a list at once.

Using QUIET in front of ADD prevents a "you have been added" notification from being sent to the user and to the listowner.

Example:

quiet add mylist-l mtiger@lsu.edu Mike Tiger

QUIET DELete listname userid@node

Remove someone from a list.

DELete list-name userid@node

Using QUIET in front of DELETE to prevent a "you have been deleted" notification from being sent to the user and to the listowner.

Example:

quiet del mylist-l mtiger@lsu.edu

QUIET DEL listname *@*

BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS COMMAND!  IT DELETES EVERYONE FROM THE LISTSERV.

Example:

quiet del mylist-l *@*

Remove everyone from a list.

Note:  The Upper-Case Letters in the command indicate the accepted abbreviation.
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