On 05/10/2013 06:35 AM, Xie, Wei wrote:
Here we have one customer to request migrating all old archived files of mailing list ‘kinejapan’ under directory /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/kinejapan prior to 2009 (as attached file) to Yale university. Yale university IT guys needs us to create a mbox file for these old archived file to be easy for them to run command ‘archdo migration.
I check there is no file kinejapan.mbox under directory /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/kinejapan.mbox to match these old archived files as attached. This mailing list was maintained by our pre-mailman admin, who passed away 2011, so I do not know why the mbox file was missing.
If ARCHIVE_TO_MBOX is set to 0 in mm_cfg.py, Mailman will not create/update LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox files.
Do you know whether there is a tool/method to convert these old archived files/directories as attached into a mbox file?
Lots of information is lost if there is no .mbox file.
You can do as well as anything with
cat /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/kinejapan/*.txt > kinejapan.mbox