[mythtv-users] Myth TV without recording live!

Robert Tsai rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 16 18:28:53 UTC 2005


On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 10:32:54AM -0700, Mudit Wahal wrote:
> I think the OP (original poster) meant by not recording a program
> even if its scheduled. Sort of an override to not record. May be a
> script which checks the load or just a file/database entry.
> 
> It can be as simple as
> 
> user$> cp /dev/null /myth/not_record_right_now
> 
> #### recording precheck script ####
> 
> if (-f /myth/not_record_right_now) then
>  ### log an entry in mythlog so user know the recording has been overriden
>   exit
> endif
> #### continue with the recording ########
> 
> ---- user at a later time  -----
> user$> rm /myth/not_record_right_now

I really must be missing something. If he doesn't want MythTV to use
up any CPU, why not just stop mythbackend, then?

--Rob
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