[mythtv-users] Re: how many days for mythfilldatabase?

Kevin J. Slater kslater at pobox.com
Wed Mar 26 01:22:22 UTC 2003

Aha! Now this mystery is solved. I didn't mention that I'm also running
the ppv.pl script that Nathan put together. This fills the ppv info for
DirecTV out at least 1 week into the future and it's plenty more than 20
channels worth. So I have a little more work to do after I do my ppv updates.


>        I think it has worked this way for a long time now:
>        If you run mythfilldatabase+tv_grab_na immediately after it
>has just run, it only grabs program info for one day (tomorrow).  If
>you run it once a day, it will only grab info for two days (tomorrow
>and tomorrow+7).  It grabs a full 8 days worth only when your database
>is empty (eg. the first time you run).  On subsequent runs, it always
>grabs program info for the next day (to pick up programming changes).
>It will then check to see if it needs to grab program info for today
>and for the next eight days.  If any programming info for that day
>already exists (at least 20 programs in the table), it will not grab
>program info again.
>Gregorio Gervasio, Jr.

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