[mythtv-users] mythtv-users Digest, Vol 86, Issue 10

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Tue May 4 17:02:22 UTC 2010

gustietodd at thefoolery.com wrote:
>>> I use MythTV with schedules direct, but it only downloads a couple of
>>> weeks
>>> of schedules, then is unknown after that until I run setup and retrieve
>>> lineups again.  Is there a way to set it up to do this automatically?
>> Depends on how you're running mythfilldatabase. I think there's a way
>> of scheduling it from within MythTV in Utilities/Setup --> Setup -->
>> General (last screen).
>> However, in Australia we don't have Schedules Direct and we have
>> different programme guide grabbers. I run this as a daily cron job so
>> that I've always got 2 weeks of forward EPG data.
> Hmmm, interesting.  I don't know how to set up a cron job (I'm a Linux
> newb) so I may be hassling you again here soon.
> I'll take a look at the setup utilities again when I get home, but I don't
> remember seeing it there when I looked before.  How do others do this
> (particularly with schedules direct)?
> Thanks!
> -TW
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Ubuntu, has a program called Gnome Schedule. You can use that to set up 
a cron job..

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