[Mailman-Users] Analysis of list configuration

Dan Mick Dan.Mick at west.sun.com
Fri Jan 19 23:04:33 CET 2001

The only easy interface for retrieving that sort of info now is something
like bin/config_list or bin/dumpdb, followed by a "grep" for the
item you're looking for.  It's enough to extract the info from Mailman,
but it requires significant script hackery to do the sorts of extracts
you want to do.

Margaret Levine Young wrote:
> I'm one of the site managers of a ListProc site that may be moving to
> MailMan. (I'm the person who holds the list managers' and subscribers'
> hands.) We have almost 200 lists with about 16,000 subscribers total.
> I would like to be able to find out all the lists that are managed by a
> particular manager, all the lists that are moderated, all the list that are
> set to allow non-subscribers to post, all the closed lists, all the lists
> that have had configuration changes in the last week -- you get the
> picture. I want to query the database of list configuration data.
> I'm looking for ideas for how best to do this. Right now I have a demented
> system that sends e-mail to ListProc, gets list configuration reports back,
> and reads the e-mail messages from Eudora into a Microsoft Access database.
> I'd like to switch to a Linux-based system. I'm thinking of learning
> Python, Perl, or Tcl, learning how the list configuration info is stored by
> MailMan, and writing some scripts to read the configuration data, summarize
> it, and create reports in HTML. Does that sound right? Is there a more
> sensible way?
> Thanks in advance for your help! If I produce anything remotely useful,
> I'll be happy to share it.
> Margy Levine Young <margy at gurus.com>
> Coauthor of "The Internet For Dummies" <http://net.gurus.com> and "Poor
> Richard's Building Online Communities" <http://www.topfloor.com>. Looking
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