I'm pleased to announce a new version of my little script - 0.6.1.
Notable new features:
Details on disk space are reported, and individual storage groups;
If there isn't enough program guide data, a warning is shown;
The --email-only-on-conflict option has been extended to mean
"Only on alert" which now includes both the previous points
(this means, you'll only be emailled if there is something which
needs your attention);
For each recording (scheduled, current and conflict) show the channel
name it is related to;
We do a little bit of rinsing on the XML data now to remove some
invalid unicode characters that occasionally appear;
Suppress some warnings if the user doesn't have access to MySQL and
handle some other error conditions in a nicer manner.
If you install the .deb, then the MOTD is updated automatically and the
email will be sent daily if there are conflicts (and you've set some
The other day I was recompiling some kernels during the day on our
MythTV backend, which at the time happened to be recording my wifes
favourite program (Grey's Anatomy, we discovered it part way through the
season, so the repeats are good). It turns out the compilation caused
some issues with the recording (which reduced the WAF).
So to increase the WAF, I'm making sure this doesn't happen again. I've
written a script that spits out the MythTV status which is then
displayed in the MOTD. It is available over here.
I've found this is a pretty effective way of letting me know of any
upcoming recordings and what is going to be happening on the system in
the next little while. It is a whole lot easier than using the status
page on MythWeb.
MythTV status for localhost
Status: Mon Oct 15 2007, 8:41 AM
cerberus (9) - Idle
cerberus (12) - Idle
2007-10-15 13:30:00 - Grey's Anatomy
2007-10-15 18:00:00 - 3 News
2007-10-15 20:30:00 - Mythbusters
2007-10-15 22:00:00 - Flight Of The Conchords
2007-10-16 13:30:00 - Grey's Anatomy
2007-10-16 18:00:00 - 3 News
I run Debian, so there is a .deb. For those not running Debian there is
a tarball (but the MOTD updating glue is Debian specific at the moment).
For those interested in hacking there is a git repository.
Hopefully I'm not the only one that finds this useful.
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