[mythtv-users] command line api for mythtv?

Stephen Boddy stephen.boddy at btinternet.com
Wed Sep 6 22:59:54 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 06 September 2006 20:16, jack snodgrass wrote:
> Is there a command line interface to mythtv?
> I'd like to be able to do things like:  ( from cron mostly )
> mythtv-api set tuner 1 to channel 5 and start recording
> mythtv-api set turner 2 to channel 11 and start recording for 60 minutes
> mythtv-api stop recording on tuner 1
> mythtv-api delete shows on channel 4 with the tiltle like '%House%'
> mythtv-api delete shows on all channels with the title like '%News%'
> etc
> I know that I can do some ( all  ) of this from the mythweb and
> mythfrontend but I want to know if I can do it from a script or cron job.
> Thanks - jack

May not do it all, or as simply as you want, but check out the telnet access 
to the frontend.

Steve Boddy

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