[mythtv-users] A tv_grab_uk_bleb grabber

Paul Woodward paul_woodward at fastnet.co.uk
Mon Feb 2 19:17:56 EST 2004

Hi Chris,

I would have to admin to knowing nothing about shell scripting, but this
tiny modification appears to work for all days:

for DAY in `seq 0 6`; do

  wget --user-agent="bleb2xmltv (zmower at ntlworld.com)"
http://www.bleb.org/tv/data/listings/$DAY/$CHANNEL.xml | sed -e '1,2d'
#  cat $CHANNEL.xml | sed -e '1,2d' >> $TEMP_FILE
  sleep 2


BTW where can you get the program tempfile? I couldn't find it anywhere,
I ended up creating /tmp/bleb.xml and using that instead.


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Chris Moore
Sent: 02 February 2004 22:24
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org; xmltv-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [mythtv-users] A tv_grab_uk_bleb grabber


After several late nights, I've produced "something that works".  It 
isn't pretty.  It's barely tested.  But..

Dependencies: Needs xsltproc and wget.  Both are available with Debian 

Installation: I put tv_grab_uk_bleb in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.  
Create /usr/share/xmltv/tv_grab_uk_bleb and put bleb2xmltv.xsl in it.  
Cos I'm lazy I rm'ed tv_grab_uk and made it a symlink to the bleb

Configuration: See the top of the script.

TODO: process the parameters instead of just outputing to $6 (ahem).  
Including getting more than one days worth of data which needs to be 
cached somewhere (under /var?).  Put *all* the URLs in.

I've tested it with mythfilldatabase but only bbc1/2 and itv1/2.  They 
don't appear on the program guide but I can search for stuff and it 
finds them.  Hey, every journey starts with a single step.   License: 
whatever XMLTV uses!   Thanks for this great software btw (both sets of 

(sleepy) Chris Moore

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