[mythtv] Way of calling FORCE_DELETE_RECORDING

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Aug 6 16:58:28 UTC 2006

On 08/06/2006 08:24 AM, Jochen Kühner wrote:
> Chris Pinkham schrieb:
>> * On Sun Aug 06, 2006 at 11:47:12AM +0200, Jochen K?hner wrote:
>>> is there a way of sending the command
>>> to the backend??
>> Same way you'd send any other command to the backend, open a
>> connection, and send the command. :)
>> Not sure what you're looking for here.  Perhaps if you
>> explained it a little more.  Do you mean from the frontend,
>> from your own program, from where?
> when i was walking through the source, i think that this command expires 
> recordings from my list even when the file is not there any more.
> (because i had a harddrive crash and i have many recordings in my db 
> which are not there any more, but the auto expire doesn't delete them)

Auto-expire doesn't delete non-existent recordings because its purpose 
is to reclaim space to make room for new recordings.  Expiring a 
non-existent recording doesn't reclaim any space, so it would not server 
the purpose of the autoexpire function.

> but i don't know how to run this command??? is there a menuitem for it 
> in the frontend??? can i do it like mythbackend --forcedelete or is it 
> there and not used (so that i have to write my own program!)

You can manually delete non-existent recordings through the UI.  If 
you're using SVN trunk r9490 or 0.19-fixes r10505 or higher, it works 
without issue (it pops up a dialog saying the file doesn't exist and 
then allows you to see recording details or delete the metadata from the 
database).  The challenge is finding the non-existent recordings (which 
can be done pretty easily with some simple SQL, ls, etc.).


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