[mythtv-users] Looking for "nice_names" suggestion now that storage is over nfs

Thomas Boehm mythtv-users at lists.boehmi.net
Sun Aug 14 20:06:24 UTC 2011

James Pifer wrote:
> Here's my problem. When I had my recordings local to the mythbackend, I
> would run the nice_names script, which would create symlinks to the
> recordings with nice names, so you knew what file was what. Then from a
> windows machine I could map a drive through samba, and windows would see
> the file fine. 

You could use "rsync -rL --delete /path/with/nicenames/ /destination/"
to copy your recordings to /destination and create your NFS share there.
With a bit of scripting you could maybe hardlink to the original files
with the option --link-dest instead of copying and using additional
space on your hard disk.


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