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Journal of statico (5018)

Thursday June 24, 2004
08:59 AM

kwiki fury! and some mailman list moderation fun...

[ #19467 ]

Wizzow!

Yesterday was Kwiki fury on CPAN. The new Kwiki has been released, and If you've installed it, you know that the Kwiki only provides a very mininmal, bare-bones wiki. Everything is a plugin, and between Brian and I there are fourteen plugins on CPAN -- with more to come. Luckily, by now most of the Kwiki core stuff has propagated:


  •      
  • Kwiki (version 0.3x)
  •      

  • Kwiki::UserName
  •      

  • Kwiki::RecentChanges
  •      

  • Kwiki::Archive::Rcs
  •      

  • Kwiki::NewPage
  •      

  • Kwiki::Icons::Gnome
  •      

  • Kwiki::UserPreferences
  •      

  • Kwiki::Revisions
  •      

  • Kwiki::Search

Kwiki::Weather, Kwiki::Autoformat and Kwiki::VimMode are also up, Kwiki::PerlMode and Kwiki::PodMode are on the way from Brian.

I am also planning on marking Text::KwikiFormatish, which uses the old (Something I'm planning on implementing...)

Anyway, I usually paste some sort of handy code, so here it is. I hate having to open up a browser to delete spam sent to our moderated Mailman mailing list. That, combined with the prowess of Andy Lester and his WWW::Mechanize module, gives me this:

#!/arch/unix/bin/perl
use strict;
use warnings;
#
# listmod - fast alternative to mailman list interface
#
# usage: listmod crew XXXXXXXX
#
 
die "usage: $0 <listname> <password>\n" unless @ARGV == 2;
my ($listname, $password) = @ARGV;
 
use CGI qw(unescape);
 
use WWW::Mechanize;
my $m = WWW::Mechanize->new();
 
use Term::ReadLine;
my $term = Term::ReadLine->new($0);
 
# submit the form, get the cookie, go to the list admin page
$m->get("https://lists.ccs.neu.edu/bin/admindb/$listname");
$m->set_visib le( $password );
$m->click;
 
# exit if nothing to do
print "There are no pending requests.\n" and exit
    if $m->content =~ /There are no pending requests/;
 
# select the first form and examine its contents
$m->form_number(1);
my $f = $m->current_form or die "Couldn't get first form!\n";
 
# get me the base form element for each email item
my @items = map {m/^.+?-(.+)/} grep {m/senderbanp/} $f->param
    or die "Couldn't get items in first form!\n";
 
# iterate through items, prompt user, commit actions
foreach my $item (@items) {
 
    # show item info
    my $sender = unescape($item);
    my ($subject) = [$f->find_input("senderbanp-$item")->value_names]->[1]
        =~ /Subject:\s+(.+?)\s+Size:/g;
 
    # prompt user
    my $choice = '';
    while ( $choice !~ /^[DAX]$/ ) {
        print "$sender\: '$subject'\n";
        $choice = uc $term->readline("Action: defer/accept/discard [dax]: ");
        print "\n\n";
    }
 
    # set button
    $m->field("senderaction-$item" => {D=>0,A=>1,X=>3}->{$choice});
}
 
# submit actions
$m->click;

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