[mythtv-users] Keep recorded shows

Brent Bolin brent.bolin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 16:51:49 UTC 2009


On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Jeff <junk_inbox at verizon.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 12:32 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> On 12/24/2009 12:26 AM, Brent Bolin wrote:
>>>
>>> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:18 PM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> So is this the correct syntax to create a sub directory called
>>>>> show_names in /var/lib/mythtv/recordings
>>>>>
>>>>> mythrename.pl --link /var/lib/mythtv/recordings --format %T/%T%-%S
>>>>>
>>
>> Don't use /var/lib/mythtv/recordings since that's your recordings
>> directory.  Use something like /var/lib/mythtv/links or
>> /var/lib/mythtv/pretty or /var/lib/mythtv/views .
>>
>> mythrename.pl --link /var/lib/mythtv/pretty --format %T/%T%-%S
>>
>>>> I haven't looked at the syntax in a while. But as I recall the the
>>>> --link argument is the key. Otherwise mythrename will overwrite the
>>>> file names on the original files. As long as you are using --link you
>>>> and putting them in another directory you should be safe.
>>>
>>> Is this writing anything to the DB?
>>
>> Nope.  That's why it's safe with --link.
>>
>> Mike
>
> Brent,
>   Remember that this is only creating symbolic links with 'meaningful'
> names, and that your actual mpeg files are still in your recordings
> directory. So don't forget to transcode it to your other disk!  Otherwise,
> if the recording expires and the original file is deleted, your symbolic
> link is useless... ;-)
> J-e-f-f-A
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Yep

A missing file = bad
A broken symbolic link pointing to a missing file = worser

Thanks gang... Merry Xmas


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