[Mailman-Users] List first created

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Oct 23 16:49:30 EDT 2019

On 10/23/19 11:56 AM, Peter Fraser wrote:
> Hi All
> I was wondering, is there a way to tell when a mailing list was first created? 

Both Mailman 2.1 and Mailman 3 lists have a created_at attribute.

In Mailman 2.1 this is a floating point number of seconds since the
epoch. There is a withlist script at
<https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/created.py> (mirrored at
<https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/created.py>) to display this timestamp
in human readable form.

In Mailman 3 this is a datetime.datetime object. you can display it in
mailman shell, e.g.,

$ mailman shell -l test.example.net
Welcome to the GNU Mailman shell
The variable 'm' is the test.example.net mailing list
>>> m.created_at
datetime.datetime(2018, 8, 4, 18, 12, 19, 331435)

in this case, the list was created on 2018-04-18 at 18:12:19.331435

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