How do I use pid recursive?

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Sat May 18 14:58:23 EDT 2013

On 18/05/2013 18:20, bat guano wrote:
> Is there a get_iplayer search command that will return the series pid for such as "Book at Bedtime" or "A Delicate Truth"? 		 	   		

No.  The feeds get_iplayer uses to populate its cache don't contain the 
information necessary to accurately determine series PIDs.  You might be 
able to do it for some programmes, but not all.  Even if do have a 
series PID, the related metadata accessed by --pid-recursive may contain 
a big list of non-existent episodes, so you would just be wasting 
bandwidth.  It seems easier just to pluck the PID from your browser or 
use a sufficiently specific search string with get_iplayer.

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