[mythtv-users] Mass channel deletes

Mark Kundinger mkundinger at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 20 02:38:54 UTC 2005

Easiest way I've found to delete a bunch of arbitrary channels is to
get MythWeb working, and do it through the web interface.

I do this regularly when Zap2It adds new satellite channels.

--- Dave Sherohman <esper at sherohman.org> wrote:

> Since I didn't recognize all the abbreviated channel IDs, I just set
> myself up initially for all channels that I receive when I signed up
> with zap2it.  I've now gone through and identified about two dozen
> channels that don't interest me and have removed them from my zap2it
> lineup.
> Section 22.9 of the howto states that I now should go into the
> database directly and run a couple SQL statements to get rid of "the"
> channel I deleted... but that seems a bit labor-intensive when you're
> doing more than a couple channels all at once.  Is there a quicker
> way to do a bulk channel removal?  Would I break my existing
> recordings or upcoming recording schedule if I just deleted all
> records from the channel table, then ran mythfilldatabase manually to
> reconstruct it?

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