[mythtv-users] How-to test MythTV activity from cron job

Gordon Fields alt_ctrl_del at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 13 23:36:37 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 18:31 -0500, Gordon Fields wrote:

> Greetings;
> I am running Mythtv 0.20 on Red Hat FC5. I have 2 Hauppauge PVR cards
> with inputs from a couple of DirecTV DSS receivers controlled via 2
> serial TTY connections with D. Gesswein's channel changer script
> (http://www.pdp8.net/directv/directv.shtml -- continual thanks,
> David).  So, my question is this: is there a way to "test" Mythtv from
> a cron job to determine if there are active recordings in process?  I
> thought I might be able to query the database?  But, in looking at
> mythtv's tables, it is not obvious to me what table/field I would
> issue the test against?  Or, maybe there is already a "hook" built-in
> to mythtv that I could use?  Any suggestions are welcome.  Thanks.
> Gordo
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