[Mailman-Users] location

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Oct 4 16:30:54 CEST 2006

Mohamed Mostafa wrote:

>i'm using mailman 2.1.7 on fedora core 5
>i want to know where does the mailman save the email adresses of the
>members? (the location of the file if it saves it in a file?)

Mailman saves all list configuration information as a Python pickle in
the file lists/<listname>/config.pck. If you are not using a custom
MemberAdaptor to store membership info in your own database, the
config.pck includes all the membership information (addresses,
options, passwords, bounce info, ...).

The default location of the lists/ directory is /usr/local/mailman/.
RedHat used to put everything in /var/mailman/, but their more recent
packages put the lists/ directory in /var/lib/mailman/, so I think you
are looking for /var/lib/mailman/lists/<listname>/config.pck. If you
don't find it there, use 'find / -name config.pck' to search for it.

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