[mythtv-users] Keep recorded shows

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Dec 24 05:32:31 UTC 2009

On 12/24/2009 12:26 AM, Brent Bolin wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:18 PM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So is this the correct syntax to create a sub directory called
>>> show_names in /var/lib/mythtv/recordings
>>> mythrename.pl --link /var/lib/mythtv/recordings --format %T/%T%-%S

Don't use /var/lib/mythtv/recordings since that's your recordings 
directory.  Use something like /var/lib/mythtv/links or 
/var/lib/mythtv/pretty or /var/lib/mythtv/views .

mythrename.pl --link /var/lib/mythtv/pretty --format %T/%T%-%S

>> I haven't looked at the syntax in a while. But as I recall the the
>> --link argument is the key. Otherwise mythrename will overwrite the
>> file names on the original files. As long as you are using --link you
>> and putting them in another directory you should be safe.
> Is this writing anything to the DB?

Nope.  That's why it's safe with --link.


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