[mythtv-users] How to clean out recordings directory?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jun 13 22:54:21 UTC 2008

On Jun 13, 2008, at 3:44 PM, The GUIGuy wrote:

> The GUIGuy wrote:
>> So, my 101 question is "How are the recordings directory managed?"  
>> and
>> "Is there a setting somewhere so it doesn't retain everything ever
>> watched/ recorded?"
> I forgot to mention, there are no recordings as such. I deleted them.
> However the /var/lib/mythtv/recordings directory remains full  
> of .mpg files.

Oh, then you have to make sure that the user that is running  
mythbackend has access to remove files in /var/lib/mythtv/recordings.  
It should be doing this automatically. To clean up that directory, try  
the myth.find_orphans.pl script to get rid of these orphaned files.

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