Need list download function inverse to mass subscription

Bug #865421 reported by Eric S. Raymond
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Bug Description

The forge site Berlios announced its impending death recently, requiring me to move the GPSD project elsewhere. The most difficult part of the job was extracting the Mailman state of my lists. At forge sites, usually only the web interface is available, so the export script is not a useful answer. Scraping the lists of names from the web display was painful.

Please add to the admin screen of a list a button to download the list state as a file. It should be in the same format accepted for upload.

For bonus points, enhance the format so per-user options are preserved.

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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

Have you seen the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/aYA9>?

That FAQ mentions the email 'who' command which can be used to obtain the names and addresses of members in a format suitable for mass subscribe. It also mentions the script at <http://www.msapiro.net/mailman-subscribers.py> which already exists to do the screen scraping and which can retrieve most of the user options (everything in the admin Membership List page except language).

Changed in mailman:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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