[Mailman-Users] Extracting members [WAS: Need help to help a friend!]
Stefan Waidele jun.
St.Waidele at LinuxBasics.org
Tue Jul 27 21:48:06 CEST 2004
David A.Roth wrote:
> I'm new to the list, so please be kind. :-)
I have not tried this completely, so please be kind, too :)
> [...]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,
I would try the following:
1. Get _any_ intel-box with enough diskspace available. (Can be a
2. Boot Linux from your favorite CD-only distribution (I would take Knoppix)
3. Extract the archive into some temporary location.
4. chroot to the archives root
5. Get the adresses using list_members command.
> Q: Can these e-mail addresses be extracted (exported) to an ASCII file
> without the use of executing any Mailman software?
Well, my suggestion runs mailman-software, but at least you do not need
to install Linux on a computer.
Also, in .../lists/<listname>/config.pck I have found e-mail adresses of
the members. But since file is binary, it might be a pain to extract them.
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