[mythtv-users] Orphan recordings cleaned up?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Dec 17 21:28:50 UTC 2010

  On 12/17/2010 03:36 PM, Harry Coin wrote:
> Ok.  What's the procedure to determine which recording files in any 
> given directory holding recordings are not in the database?
> I need an 'Orphan Recording Identification' procedure.   Once I have 
> that, the idea of keeping the ones we like as videos makes sense.
> I just suspect there is a whole lot of space being taken up by what 
> looks like totally normal recordings when listing a directory 
> manually.  How can I know which are the ones that just waste space as 
> myth has long since forgotten about them, won't delete them, won't 
> show them. I want to delay buying bigger disks for no reason!


for orphaned files you want to delete, you can simply take the script's 
output and put it in a text editor and search/replace to make a bunch of 
lines that say

rm /srv/mounts/twotb_1/video/2054_20080225110000.mpg

etc.--using the full path to the file provided by the script.


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