[mythtv-users] UPDATED: Bash/MySQL script for copying and/or deleting mythfrontend profiles
Jeffrey J. Kosowsky
mythtv at kosowsky.org
Wed Jan 13 02:20:24 UTC 2010
Michael T. Dean wrote at about 16:46:25 -0500 on Tuesday, January 12, 2010:
> On 01/12/2010 04:14 PM, Matt Beadon wrote:
> > I'm interested in the delete hostname function since I happen to have
> > a few leftover invalid entries in my DB from changing my hostname
> > without doing it the "mythtv way".
> Let me just mention that if the old settings associated with old
> hostnames were actually a problem, MythTV would include a mechanism for
> getting rid of them. As it is, keeping them in place wastes about 8kiB
> of storage space on your hard drive--maybe 16kiB at most, depending on a
> few factors.
> That's not megabytes or gigabytes... We're talking less than 16384
> bytes. And, in truth--because of the way file systems work--that's
> probably space that was already wasted (as empty, but allocated, space)
> due to the file system's block size.
For me it's less the space and more the cleaning up of cruft and not
leaning unneeded user privileges around...
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