[Mailman-Users] listowners.org

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Mar 4 02:34:45 CET 2005

At 7:06 PM -0600 2005-03-03, Willie McKemie wrote:

>  No shell access to my hosting service.

	That would be a problem.

>                                          I presume I would at least need
>  the shell access to do a list_members?

	Directly or indirectly, yes.

>                                          I do have access to cron jobs
>  and I have used that to poke around a bit and locate the subsriber
>  lists.  No luck there.  Would I likely have access to list_members if I
>  had shell access?

	Maybe, maybe not.  You'd have to have read and execute 
permissions available to you into the space where Mailman is 
installed, usually in /usr/local/mailman/.  Even if you had shell 
access, your hosting provider might not give you that kind of access.

>  I have found that I can not easily get a list of subscribers emailed to
>  me with a "who" command transmitted via email.  I would have to change
>  a parameter on each and every subscriber via the web interface.  Total
>  number of subscribers spread over two lists is about 400.  Is there a
>  convenient way to expose the addresses of all subscribers?

	I think you're going to need to use the script tools I previously 
mentioned.  I don't remember the exact URL, you'll need to search the 
archives of the list.

>  HEY!  I think I've got it!  I put "~mailman/bin/list_members >
>  list_members" in a cron job and got a list_members file that contains
>  list_members help.

	Oh?  Wow.  I wouldn't have expected that you'd be that lucky.  Cool.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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