[mythtv-users] RFE: new event for the events framework: missed recording

Chris Adams rocket at extremelan.net
Fri May 14 00:03:26 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 3:19 AM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 13:15 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> How about an e-mail about upcoming conflicts?
> Yeah, no doubt that that's useful, but it does not cover all of my
> use-cases, like a recording that was scheduled to happen but failed for
> some reason.
> It might also be that I have other things I want to happen on a failed
> recording, like sending my phone a text message.  I am sure others could
> think of all kinds of useful actions on the event of a failed recording.
> b.

Have you got logs of the backend when past recordings failed?
Perhaps you could run
tail -f|egrep "(something_bad|something_else_bad)"|while read d; do
<mailcommand> --subject "Bad log line" --text "$d" --dest
"my at email.com"; done

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