[mythtv] MythMail script; please test

Robert Tsai rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 17 19:16:01 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 06:46:22PM +0000, Eggert Thorlacius wrote:
> Here is a small script that I wrote, mostly to learn Python.  It is
> designed to run from a cronjob after mythfilldatabase has run and
> will attempt to pick out any "new" shows and e-mail them to you.
> This is very handy for TV stations that broadcast an endless stream
> of 'C.S.I.' and "Law and Order" reruns but drop in a couple of
> movies  every now and then.
> The reason I post it here is that I would like to get some feedback
> on it before I submit it to trac.  Currently, all I know is that it
> works for me. :-)
> Specifically, I want to know: * Does it work with any other listings
> grabber than my own? * Do the MythWeb links work outside the GMT
> timezone? * Is the seriesid a good indicator of whether a show is
> 'new'?  I  could use the title and subtitle instead if it is
> preferred. * The script creates a new table in 'mythconverg'.  Is
> this OK? I  could create my own database but that seems like a bit
> of a waste for  a single table. * Can anyone think of a better name?
> There is already a script in  contrib called mythmail but I really
> can't think of anything  descriptive.
> run 'mythmail.py --help' for more info

Both MythWeb and the mythfrontend have an interface to query for "New

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