On 1/1/23 10:37, Eggert Ehmke via Mailman-users wrote:
Hello Steve, I really would appreciate to get some help on the withlist command. I really like to program python, but this interface is not at all intuitive. I also find it strange to do administrative tasks in a programming language. In this special case, I believe it should be possible to work on the display names in Postorius in the member settings.
You can update user display names in Postorius via the Users tab at the
top of the page, but it would be a tedious, one at a time process, and I
don't think you can modify address display names in Postorius and those
are the ones
mailman members displays.
I just posted a mailman shell (aka withlist) interaction at https://email@example.com/message/3WI775RJKT3G2BEAP622CAOFMIJSWS4Y/. Try that.
I also find it strange to do administrative tasks in a programming language.
Understood, but there are a couple of things at work here. One is that
this particular task is a one-off the correct the result of a bug, but
perhaps more significantly, mailman developers (at least me) are
withlist (it's been around since MM 2.1) and if I can
do it that way, it reduces the motivation to make something more
friendly for the normal admin. Unfortunately doing things easily that
way requires a lot of specialized knowledge of Mailman internals, so
most admins need help with it.