[Mailman-Users] Just some simple operations

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Mon Jan 14 19:13:02 CET 2002

Check out the archives.  A fellow just did this (and very cleverly) last

He dumped the list members out to file, then deleted all the users, then
added them back with the default being text...  Of course this loses all
password information.

You can use dumpdb to list out the users, their passwords, and their
preferences.  The FAQ has some examples:

Somewhere in the archives, I detailed the config file and what the numbers
for the users options mean.

Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Mende" <csmende at neubayern.net>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2002 12:01 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Just some simple operations

> Can anyone help me figure out how to do something simple like get a dump
> the commandline of 1) all users on a list 2) with regular subscription or
> digest subscription?
> Or just a way to switch one property for all users? For example, if
they're a
> digest member, switch their digest preference from mime to non-mime.
> I've gotten some great input on using the withlist binary... and have
> successfully used the examples given me and by the manpages. However, I
> have no idea what the db structure is, nor can I seem to find any decent
> documentation on it in order to do what I actually am attempting. My
> greenness with python doesn't help either.
> Currently when digests go out it sends it with every single post as a mime
> attachment! An email with 80 attachments. Ugh. So you can probably see why
> I want to switch.
> If figure if I can just dump all regular subscribers to a text file, and
> digestsubscribers, I'll just recreate the same list, and have the correct
> default digestoptions set before I mass-subscribe the digest guys.
> Just trying to figure out the easiest way of doing this, and not finding
> support I need. If there is somewhere I can go, please let me know! :-)
> ~C
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