[mythtv-users] refreshing today's schedule info automatically

David Schmidt david.schmidt.in.dallas at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 19:56:32 UTC 2007

On 9/28/07, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> On 9/28/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> > On 09/27/2007 03:14 PM, Matt wrote:
> > > It's my understanding that mythfilldatabase will always go out and get
> > > the 14'th day as well us updating tomorrow.  I know that I can
> > > manually run "mythfilldatabase --refresh-today".  However, will that
> > > only update today's data or will it update todays data in addition to
> > > the normal behavior.
> > >
> > > In other words, I'd like mythfilldatabase to always run as it does
> > > today, only to also include refreshing today's data.  I want to make
> > > sure I'm doing this the correct way.
> >
> > Why?  Please let us know when you have proof that there are actually
> > changes to today's schedule since yesterday.
> I had an occurance last year as I recall where Z2L updated in the afternoon
> for an evening presidential address, pushing back all the primetime shows.
> My cron of --refresh-today at 6pm caught this and I did not miss any
> recordings.  This press conference as I recall was not announced the day
> before.  Now, for the most recent press conference, Z2L did not seem to do
> this but that's not to say they will not in the future.
> Kevin
I've seen this as well, and two others:

Sports tournament (best of 5) set for M-F.  One team, in a late game
wins all of M-W.  Network cancels T (which won't be caught without
-today) and F (which will) to some regular programming.

Also likely with coverage of extended news events (Katrina, 9/11...).

But IMO, all are rare enough I think it better to save the resources
in the "usual" case and just add a "Refresh Today's Schedule" item to
a menu somewhere.

Just M.O.....

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