Email command help

You can get some help about the various email commands that are available by sending the word help to a mailing list’s -request address.

>>> mlist = create_list('[email protected]')
>>> from mailman.commands.eml_help import Help
>>> help = Help()
>>> print(help.name)
help
>>> print(help.description)
Get help about available email commands.
>>> print(help.argument_description)
[command]

With no arguments, help provides a list of the available commands and a short description of each of them.

>>> from mailman.runners.command import Results
>>> results = Results()

>>> from mailman.email.message import Message
>>> print(help.process(mlist, Message(), {}, (), results))
ContinueProcessing.yes
>>> print(results)
The results of your email command are provided below.

confirm     - Confirm a subscription request.
echo        - Echo back your arguments.
end         - Stop processing commands.
help        - Get help about available email commands.
join        - Join this mailing list.
leave       - Leave this mailing list.
stop        - An alias for 'end'.
subscribe   - An alias for 'join'.
unsubscribe - An alias for 'leave'.

With an argument, you can get more detailed help about a specific command.

>>> results = Results()
>>> print(help.process(mlist, Message(), {}, ('help',), results))
ContinueProcessing.yes
>>> print(results)
The results of your email command are provided below.
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help [command]
Get help about available email commands.
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Some commands have even more detailed help.

>>> results = Results()
>>> print(help.process(mlist, Message(), {}, ('join',), results))
ContinueProcessing.yes
>>> print(results)
The results of your email command are provided below.
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join [digest=<no|mime|plain>] [[email protected]]
Join this mailing list.
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You will be asked to confirm your subscription request and you may be
issued a provisional password.
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By using the 'digest' option, you can specify whether you want digest
delivery or not.  If not specified, the mailing list's default
delivery mode will be used.  You can use the 'address' option to
request subscription of an address other than the sender of the
command.
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