--fields option not working as expected
dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 14:26:39 EST 2012
On 25/01/2012 18:08, Rob Dixon wrote:
> but if I use any other field that, according to the --info output,
> contains the string "Panorama" (such as descshort, nameshort, title
> etc.) no programmes are found.
--fields only searches against fields stored in the caches (e.g., in
$HOME/.get_iplayer/tv.cache for Linux types), which is a subset of what
you see with --info. So the most useful fields to specify with --fields
are name, episode, and desc. And of course, you can use --channel and
--category to constrain the results.
get_iplayer does some more slicing and dicing to produce all the other
fields you get with --info or --metadata, but it only does it if
necessary. The search function (and thus processing of --fields) is
separate, and happens earlier in the run.
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