PVR/CRON Query

Roger Bell_West roger at firedrake.org
Mon Mar 11 09:41:41 PDT 2019


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 10:07:43AM +0000, Charles Johnson wrote:
>I'm not experienced with the PVR, but afaics it's meant to be run as a server
>in a client/server configuration is it not?
>
>If so, you wouldn't want cron to run it. That's for running jobs at regular
>intervals. What you'd need to do if i'm right is to run it as a service

The PVR itself is a mode for get_iplayer which checks listings,
downloads anything new, and exits. It's a perfect match for a crontab,
which fires off commands at set times.

The web interface to the PVR is a completely different thing, and (if
used) should indeed be run continuously.



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