[mythtv-users] undeletable missing recordings

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Aug 29 06:37:20 UTC 2006

On 08/28/06 21:15, Robert May wrote:

>On 8/28/06, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>>On Aug 28, 2006, at 6:02 PM, Robert May wrote:
>>>Hi,  I have a few entries in my recorded shows list but the files seem
>>>to have gone missing.  I can't just delete these from the list though.
>>> I try but they come back.  How can I delete these?
>>touch /path/to/recorded/files/filename_of_missing_file
>>Then delete.
>>However, you should be able to delete by going into recorded
>>programs, selecting the program and quickly right-arrowing to the
>>options to delete it.

With relatively-recent 0.19-fixes (r10505 and above, from mid-July) or, 
soon, with 0.20, you can delete the show normally from Watch 
Recordings/Delete Recordings.

>> I noticed that MythWeb won't delete the
>>recording from the database if it can't find the file to remove. Not
>>sure if this is a bug or not.

Not a bug.  That's the desired behavior--at least until someone does an 
enhancement to add a confirmation prompt.

>I thought I could do the quick select and delete thing but apparently
>I'm not the fastest clicker in the west.

It's actually not so much being fast as knowing the exact sequence of 
events that cause it to become unselectable.  However, your upgrading to 
a more recent revision will probably take less time than reading about 
how to do a delete.


>  How do I figure out the file
>name? Mythweb links these to
>" not found"


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