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Barry Finkel b19141 at britaine.ctd.anl.gov
Fri Jun 8 21:06:05 CEST 2007

Jeff Shepherd <jeffs at tolisgroup.com> wrote:
>I'm relatively new to Mailman (switching from ezmlm) and I'm curious  
>if there is a way (outside of the command line) if you can view a  
>listing of a complete list to be able to print it for hard copy  
>reasons, so that you don't have to print 26 different ones?
>I figured out how to do that in the command line (/usr/lib/mailman/ 
>bin/list_memers [listname]) but most of the company management  
>doesn't know the command line and I'm trying to take the step of them  
>having to go through me to export the list in the command line and  
>give them the ability to do it themselves.

I wrote a shell script that essentially does

     foreach list (`ls /var/lib/mailman/lists`)
	  /usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_members $list

does some reformatting, and stores the file on the Mailman machine.
The output has

     listname1 user1 at example.com
     listname2 user2 at example.com

so it can be searched by listname or e-mail address.

I run the cron every hour.  The list of all subscribers to all lists
is available to those who have access to the Mailman machine.
Something like that might suit your needs.  Depending upon the
frequency of subscribes and unsubscribes, you could run it more
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
9700 South Cass Avenue               Facsimile:+1 (630) 252-4601
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Argonne, IL   60439-4828             IBMMAIL:  I1004994

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