[mythtv-users] Channel Script Timeout

scott at tbwifi.ca scott at tbwifi.ca
Tue Mar 24 17:02:29 UTC 2009

> scott at tbwifi.ca wrote:
>> Can someone share with me how to pass these arguments on to the other
>> script and handle them properly in both?  I am not much of a programmer
>> at
>> this point I'm afraid.
>  From man sh (in this case bash):
> Special Parameters
> The  shell  treats  several parameters specially.  These parameters may
> only be referenced; assignment to them is not allowed.
> *      Expands to the positional parameters, starting from  one.   When
>         the  expansion occurs within double quotes, it expands to a sin-
>         gle word with the value of each parameter separated by the first
>         character of the IFS special variable.  That is, "$*" is equiva-
>         lent to "$1c$2c...", where c is the first character of the value
>         of  the IFS variable.  If IFS is unset, the parameters are sepa-
>         rated by spaces.  If IFS is  null,  the  parameters  are  joined
>         without intervening separators.
> So change your script to read as follows:
> /usr/lib/bin/changesub.sh $* &

thx Jan

I assume from this that I will require nothing special to deal with the
receipt of the channel arguments in changesub.sh, and that it would be
written to look identical to a standard channel change script?


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