[Mailman-Users] Number of threads

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Sep 4 22:47:47 CEST 2014

On 08/25/2014 09:02 AM, Chad Cordero wrote:
> I am using MailMan version 2.1.12 and I am being asked for the total number of messages without replies (threads) for a list.  I can see the “Messages: “ count in the archives, but this is the total number of messages, not threads.  Is there a way to get the number of threads?

There is no convenient way to do this.

If you have access to the underlying file system, you could do something

links -dump /path/to/archives/private/LIST/yyyy-Month/thread.html \
  | grep '^     \*' | wc -l

and subtract 4 from the result because the grep includes two each of
lines like

     * Messages sorted by: [1][ subject ] [2][ author ] [3][ date ]
     * [4]More info on this list...

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