[mythtv-users] refresh zap2it listings OR proper use of mythfilldatabase command line options?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Apr 2 19:00:40 UTC 2007

On 04/02/2007 02:04 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> I've noticed a lot of my listings show as either generic or wrong and
> that zap2it's own TVListings.com has them properly displayed.
> So I thought if I run --refresh-all that this should clear that up,
> but perhaps I'm using it wrong or perhaps zap2it's downloadable
> listings aren't updated?

The --refresh-all argument won't do anything that the daily download 
won't do anyway.  And, the daily download is better in that it gets the 
information for "tomorrow" (which is only a day away ;), so it's as 
up-to-date as it will be.  If you do a --refresh-all today, the +12 data 
is still so far out that it's a) unlikely to have changed since being 
provided by the networks and b) likely to be changed sometime in the future.

The only reason getting "corrected" data would be useful is if you're 
trying to fix a conflict for some time in the future.  However, dare I 
say, since you're checking the zap2it listings to see if the data is 
there (which is much better than blindly wasting bandwidth) and they 
show the correct info, you could use them to fix the schedule for that 
day and let TMS make a few micro(nano?)-cents from the ads on the 
page(s) you hit.  :)

If you're trying to get updates so you can disable recording of generic 
programs, just change the recording rule to disallow generics.

In other words, is there some specific reason your data has to be "as 

OK, I realize I totally ignored your question, but with a bit more 
information about what it is you're trying to do, someone might be able 
to explain the best way to accomplish that task.

/me thinks we should either a) remove the --refresh-all option b) remove 
the --refresh-all "documentation" from --help output, or c) at least 
make the --refresh-all description less "tempting" by changing "to catch 
the latest changes" to "in case you've completely horked your listings"


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