[mythtv-users] Lost programs?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Nov 8 13:54:04 UTC 2007

On Nov 8, 2007, at 4:20 AM, Damian wrote:

> I ran grep "Pocoyo" /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log last night but  
> all I
> could see there were the recent episodes that have been recorded in  
> the
> last couple of days. I guess my log wasn't bit enough to see past  
> then.

Depending on how you set up your system, there might be older logs  
archived in that same directory. For instance, on my system I have:
[mythtv at mythtv mythtv]$ ls -l /var/log/mythtv
total 3824
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2523932 Nov  8 01:57 mythbackend.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  371072 Nov  4 04:50 mythbackend.log.1.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  226687 Oct 28 01:53 mythbackend.log.2.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  442448 Oct 21 04:49 mythbackend.log.3.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  316331 Oct 14 04:50 mythbackend.log.4.bz2

If you have a similar thing, you can copy the .bz2 files somewhere  
else, unarchive them and grep those. I keep about a month's worth of  
logs before they are rotated out into oblivion.

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