[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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