[Mailman-Users] Need help to help a friend!

David A.Roth rothmail at comcast.net
Tue Jul 27 06:38:56 CEST 2004

I'm new to the list, so please be kind. :-)

A friend of mine running Mailman successfully on a Linux system for 
years moved and got another job. To make a long story short, he has a 
Tar file of his entire Linux system with Mailman (1.9 gigs) and wants 
to be able to send out an e-mail announcement to the people on that 
list now informing them of a delay until he gets the list back up. 
Right now, he doesn't have access to a Linux system, but does have this 
Tar file on a Mac OS X (with Darwin), so he can unTar this file. I have 
offered to help him, if I can. We would like to be able to retrieve a 
list of subscribers from his Mailman installation's Tar file. I can 
help him with OS X's Darwin and Linux, but have not yet worked with 

Q: What is the directory path to where the e-mail addresses of the 
subscribers in Mailman reside? (He has been hosting only one list 
including its digest users.)

Q: Can these e-mail addresses be  extracted (exported) to an ASCII file 
without the use of executing any Mailman software?

Thank in advance!

David Roth
rothmail at comcast.net

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