[Mailman-Users] Fwd: subscribing with settings maintained

alex wetmore alex at phred.org
Tue Jul 24 22:14:45 CEST 2001

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
>     Step one: dump appropriate members in separate files
>         - regular members first
>           bin/list_members -o regular_members.txt -r -p <listname>
>         - digest members next
>           bin/list_members -o digest_members.txt -d -p <listname>
>     Step two: import them on the new list (machine if need be)
>         - regular members first
>           bin/add_members -n regular_members.txt -c n -w n <listname>
>           (I don't need the latter two msgs to be sent out)
>         - digest members next
>           bin/add_members -d digest_members.txt -c n -w n <listname>

The problem with this solution is that all of your users who are
marked "nomail" will start getting mail.  Some lists (such as my
bicycle touring list, where many people keep up via the archives and
send in touring reports while on the road) have tens to hundreds of
"nomail" members.

Sometime I'll learn Python and write a version of list_members which
dumps all of the member attributes, and a version of add_members which
slurps them back in.


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