[mythtv-users] Manually adding program descriptions

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 18:11:15 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 02/27/2009 12:06 PM, John Drescher wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Tom Dexter wrote:
>>> I am not sure about this however, I see that if you do a
>>> mythfilldatabase --refresh today
>>> daily that the descriptions will be correct most of the time. When its
>>> 2 weeks ahead some programs do not have this information.
>> But tomorrow's listings are always downloaded, so the only way there could
>> be a difference between using --refresh-today and not is if they actually
>> add the descriptions the same day the show airs (technically at some point
>> after you downloaded descriptions yesterday, but before now).  Of course,
>> there would also be a difference if you don't run mythfilldatabase every
>> day, but anyone in the US should be running it every day for best results.
>> Mike
> Regarding this discussion from a few weeks ago, I've discovered that
> the shows I originally mentioned, more often than not, don't seem to
> have a description in the listing until the day they air, so the
> --refresh-today will actually be great for this.
> My question is this:  Does --refresh-today simply add today to the
> default behavior of mythfilldatabase, or does it override it
> completely?  I can't seem to find anything clear on that.  Thanks.
Not sure of the answer to your question however, I just run this in a
cron job daily just before I do my database backup.


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