find_member [options] regex [regex [...]]


-l listname, --listname=listname

Include only the named list in the search.

-x listname, --exclude=listname

Exclude the named list from the search.

-w, --owners

Search list owners as well as members.

-o file, --output=file

Append the alias setting recommendations to file, in addition to printing them to standard output.

-h, --help

Print a small help text and exit


A Python regular expression to match against.


The interaction between -l and -x is as follows. If any -l option is given then only the named list will be included in the search. If any -x option is given but no -l option is given, then all lists will be search except those specifically excluded.

Regular expression syntax is Perl5-like, using the Python re module. Complete specifications are at:

Address matches are case-insensitive, but case-preserved addresses are displayed.


Author of Mailman is the Mailman Cabal, see for information. This manpage is written by Tollef Fog Heen <[email protected]> for Debian but may be used by others.

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Mailman documentation on and in /usr/share/doc/mailman.