[mythtv] Mythlink.pl

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Apr 26 19:33:01 UTC 2011

On 04/25/2011 01:10 AM, Jeremy Jones wrote:
> I am having trouble with mythlink on a particular recording, because 
> the name of the symbolic link is too long. I was wondering if there 
> was a simple change to allow the user to pass a length to the script 
> to limit or truncate the symbolic link name to.  If the naming of the 
> symbolic link is done in the perl script, then I think I could learn 
> enough perl to add this, but it looks like the name is created by a 
> referenced module of mythtv instead.  Is there a way to retrieve the 
> information on the name that is to be written and then modify it 
> before the creation of the symbolic link?

Here's a bit of a hack.

I'll put something like it in soon (though I may clean up some of the 3x 
copy/paste reuse).

I'm guessing to get a name long enough to reach any file system limits 
(even for the MS file systems), you're putting description in the 
filename, right?  Is that really what you want to do?

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