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can i recover users of a list from broken harddisk. i can see /var/lib/mailman/lists folder and files inside it. there are folders for each list and pck files inside them.

also lots of db files are in mailman folder.

how can i see lists of users from this file?

thx in advance..

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In your mailman directory:

bin/list_members [listname]
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Unfortunately:

bin/list_members

will only work if the lists are in Mailman's list directory. If they're just in some random location on a disk, you can use the following tool from Mailman's directory:

bin/dumpdb /path/to/file

It'll dump out the contents of 'pickle' files as readable text. From there you can see the users in the list.

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Just tested this on my mailman setup, and it works. –  MadHatter Feb 27 '11 at 17:59

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