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    Default Distribution List Update Script

    I am using the following script to update one of our lists:

    # get all accounts and
    # assume you want to remove several system accounts first
    # and don't forget to SORT it first
    zmprov gaa | sed /admin/d | sed /wiki/d | sed /spam./d | sed /ham./d |
    sort > account.txt
    # if you are search all users who belongs to specific COS,
    # then uncomment these lines.
    # and cos_id can be found by zmprov gc <cos_name> | grep  "zimbraId:"
    # zmprov sa zimbraCOSId=<cos_id> > account.txt
    # get all members of your distribution list, e.g.
    # again, SORT it first
    zmprov gdl | grep "zimbraMailForwardingAddress" | cut -d' ' -f2 | sort > member.txt
    # compare and get the difference
    comm -2 -3 account.txt member.txt > add.txt
    comm -1 -3 account.txt member.txt > del.txt
    # add new member
    cat add.txt |
    while read line; do
      echo "add new member : $line"
      zmprov adlm $line
    # and this is to remove
    cat del.txt |
    while read line; do
      echo "remove member : $line"
      zmprov rdlm $line
    For some reason it continues to miss specific accounts, only about 5-10 out of 220. Always the same accounts. These accounts look exactly the same as accounts that are added successfully, I have no idea why it would be doing this.

    Any ideas? When I run zmprov gaa it accounts show up there as well, so I would think they would be added to one of the txt files this script spits out, but its not anywhere on them. The accounts don't show up in the add/member/del txts either. It is very odd.

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    Russia, Novosibirsk
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    I use this command to add user in distribution
    zmprov adlm

  3. #3
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    Figured it out. Thanks!
    Last edited by physikal; 10-22-2009 at 03:08 PM.

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