Obtain a listing of the available mailing lists.
list-specOptional mailing list specification indicating which mailing lists to obtain a listing of. OpenVMS wild cards are supported.
The DIRECTORY command provides a listing of the available mailing lists.
The list-spec parameter is optional and, if omitted, defaults to "*". Generally, there is no need to use this parameter unless you are interested in a specific mailing list. For instance, if you merely want to know if there is a mailing list about zeugmes, you might use the command
This will provide you with the names of any mailing lists which contain the phrase zeugme in them. Note that just because a mailing list is available does not necessarily mean that you can subscribe to it. The site might have established restrictions governing who can or cannot subscribe to some or all mailing lists.
%MAILSERV-W-NOLISTS, no lists found
The supplied mailing list specification does not match any available mailing lists.
%MAILSERV-F-NOMAILLIST, mailing lists are not enabled
The mail server is not configured to operate as a list server.
%MAILSERV-W-WRITEERR, file writing error
An error occurred while the server was producing your listing of mailing lists. Try resending the command at a later time.