[mythtv-users] Purge Guide data of Porn titles

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Aug 16 19:06:13 UTC 2010

  On 08/16/2010 12:26 PM, Jason Chambers wrote:
> On 16/08/2010 17:13, Jim Morton wrote:
>>> When I've had the problem in the past, the easiest way was to truncate
>>> the program using "TRUNCATE TABLE program" in your favorite SQL client
>>> and then run mythfilldatabase again with the correct schedules direct
>>> lineup.
>> That is beyond my current abilities. I have an idea of what SQL is (a
>> database) but I have never done anything like this. It may be time to
>> Google and learn, I suppose. Unless someone knows a simpler way.
>> Can I just "cat /dev/nul > some_file"?
> On your backend box:
> $ mysql -u mythtv -p mythconverg
> Then after entering the password (which might be 'mythtv' if you 
> haven't set a specific one):
> mysql> TRUNCATE TABLE program;
> mysql> QUIT
> NB: Editing the database can be a dangerous thing to do, even more so 
> if you're not comfortable with SQL.  So don't go getting creative 
> unless you've got a backup and like fixing things ...

Note, though, that this approach will leave some information related to 
those shows in the DB.  Nick's approach is the only one that will clear 


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