March 2013 Archives

Download a mailman archive

Oracle is closing down the site on March 24th, which is inconvenient for the rest of us. I wanted to grab the mailman archives for the mailing lists so I fired up a search engine and looked for any existing open source projects to do this. After trying two different scripts that did not quite work right I realized it would just be faster for me to write what I need.

I started by fetching the listinfo page which has links to all the lists archived and took a look at the data. Based on the page structure the easiest method was to iterate over all the links in the page an…

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user-pic I like writing Perl code and since most of it is open source I might as well talk about it too. @KirkKimmel on twitter