[mythtv-users] command line mythtv-setup

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 10 23:05:53 UTC 2008

On 03/10/2008 06:14 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Mar 10, 2008, at 3:05 PM, Yan Seiner wrote:
>> Is there any way to configure myth from the command line?
>> I'd like to be able to do things like set up tuners, etc.
> Yes.
> mysql>
> NOT recommended. ;) Unfortunately no one has added any sort of cli for  
> mythtv-setup. You've got to use the GUI for now.

I'd say, "Fortunately no one has added..." because, had they done so, 
the devs would be the ones stuck maintaining 2 settings UI's.  (Though 
if done right, the settings stuff could be refactored so only the UI 
stuff was redundant, but that would be one very large patch.)

To the OP:  Note that you can do:

ssh -l mythtv -Y <hostname>

where -l specifies the user and -Y specifies that X forwarding should be 
allowed.  Then run mythtv-setup or mythfrontend (for the settings part) 
from there.  Note that you will need to ensure you're using the QT 
painter (i.e. if you use the OpenGL painter when displaying locally, use 
the command-line argument "-O ThemePainter=qt").


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