[Mailman-Users] Help: how to extract a list's description using abash or Python script (Mailman version 2.1.9)

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jun 2 08:20:21 CEST 2012

Mehdi Mortezai wrote:
>I need to generate a monthly report on all my mailing lists that includes
>each list's name, description, admin, and members.  I have come up with a
>bash script using some Python scripts for Mailman that generates most of
>the reporting but could not find a script or a way to extract a list's

Mailman's bin/list_lists produces a list of all the installations list
names and descriptions.

>Any hint/help for pointing out how to extract the description of any list
>via a bash script will be very much appreciated.

# assume $1 is the list name
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_lists | grep -i " $1 " |\
 sed -r "s/\s*\S+ - //"

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