[mythtv-users] MythTV Status in your MOTD
mythuser at mydean.com
Fri Nov 16 18:37:46 UTC 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Ryan Pisani
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:58 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV Status in your MOTD
> > Andrew Ruthven wrote:
> >> Gidday,
> >> The other day I was recompiling some kernels during the day on our
> >> MythTV backend, which at the time happened to be recording
> my wifes
> >> favourite program (Grey's Anatomy, we discovered it part
> way through
> >> the season, so the repeats are good). It turns out the compiling
> >> caused some issues with the recording (which reduced the WAF).
> >> So to increase the WAF, I'm making sure this doesn't
> happen again.
> >> I've written a script that spits out the MythTV status
> which is then
> >> displayed in the MOTD.
> >> I've found this is a pretty effective way of letting me
> know of any
> >> upcoming recordings and what is going to be happening on
> the system
> >> in the next little while. It is a whole lot easier than using the
> >> status page on MythWeb.
> >> I thought some of you might be interested. If you are, check out:
> >> http://www.etc.gen.nz/projects/mythtv/mythtv-status.html
> >> Sample output:
> >> MythTV status for localhost
> >> ===========================
> >> Status: Mon Oct 15 2007, 8:41 AM
> >> Encoders:
> >> cerberus (9) - Idle
> >> cerberus (12) - Idle
> >> Scheduled Recordings:
> >> 2007-10-15 13:30:00 - Grey's Anatomy
> >> 2007-10-15 18:00:00 - 3 News
> >> 2007-10-15 20:30:00 - Mythbusters
> >> 2007-10-15 22:00:00 - Flight Of The Conchords
> >> 2007-10-16 13:30:00 - Grey's Anatomy
> >> 2007-10-16 18:00:00 - 3 News
> >> I run Debian, so there is a .deb. For those not running
> Debian there
> >> is a tarball (but the MOTD updating glue is Debian
> specific at the moment).
> >> For those interested in hacking there is a git repository.
> >> Hopefully I'm not the only one that finds this useful.
> >> Cheers!
> > I haven't tried your script yet, but it sounds like it (or
> a modified
> > version of it) might be useful for something I've been
> meaning to do,
> > which is to generate a text file version of all the
> upcoming recordings.
> > I've had a couple of outages of my MythTV box recently, and I've
> > becoming so reliant on it that I find it very hard to go back to
> > 'normal' TV, i.e. looking in listings magazines and trying
> to remember
> > which episodes of a show I have seen and which I haven't.
> > I was thinking that if I could get Myth to log (or email
> me) a list of
> > all upcoming recordings, that would be something I could
> use to guide
> > my normal TV watching if necessary.
> You could just cron a dump of upcoming recordings as listed
> by mythbackend:
> mythbackend --printsched | mail you at yourmail.com
> > I was thinking of a wget on mythweb, but a more nicely
> formatted text
> > file output would be easier to read.
> > Cheers,
> > John
> > --
> > John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T
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I usually use http://yourmythserver:6544 to get the status. My server is off
for the moment so I don't know how it looks like if I use 'lynx -dump
http://yourmythserver:6544' from the console.
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