[mythtv-users] Keep recorded shows
brent.bolin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 16:51:49 UTC 2009
On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Jeff <junk_inbox at verizon.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 12:32 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
>> 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.
> Remember that this is only creating symbolic links with 'meaningful'
> names, and that your actual mpeg files are still in your recordings
> directory. So don't forget to transcode it to your other disk! Otherwise,
> if the recording expires and the original file is deleted, your symbolic
> link is useless... ;-)
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A missing file = bad
A broken symbolic link pointing to a missing file = worser
Thanks gang... Merry Xmas
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