[mythtv-users] Have myth email schedule info

John Baab john.baab at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 20:28:45 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 6:08 PM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Oct 8, 2008, at 1:42 PM, larry krasno wrote:
>> I am looking for a way to have mythtv send an email that contains
>> program info ( I want to notify  people about an specific program I
>> would like them to see). Googling "mythtv send email" doesn't help.
>> Ideally I would like to be able to send the email while perusing the
>> schedule information.
>> Any suggestions, pointers, etc.
> Nothing like that currently exists. I've seen scripts that email and/
> or post upcoming and/or recorded programs to a web page or twitter or
> whatever the cool thing of the moment is. Mythbuntu even comes with a
> script to give you upcoming recordings when you log into your shell
> account.
> The only way I can think to get close to what you want (without
> writing a bunch of C++ code) is to create a User Job that emails
> program information so while you're looking through your recorded
> programs you can chose to run a user job that launches a script to
> email the information to a pre-defined person/list of people. You
> could even set the user job to automatically run on select programs so
> as soon as it's recorded, an email goes out that it is there waiting
> for you. I think someone even had it send text messages to their phone
> when something was ready to be watched.
> Again, this would only work on programs that have been recorded. There
> is no mechanism to act on programs that are simply scheduled to record.
> -Brad
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The script in Mythbuntu is mythtv-status, you can get it here:

Easiest way to accomplish what you want would be to take the above
script and modify it to email you and then cron job it.

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