get_iplayer not finding PVR searches when run from cron

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Thu Apr 18 17:40:32 EDT 2013

On 18/04/2013 22:19, mikey wrote:
> Well, I've just managed to test it again and I was wrong that the
> problem was the lock file.
> You are probably right about the line "Running PVR Searches" vs "All
> PVR Searches" as I was comparing them by eye. But I can be completely
> sure that neither output beyond that line.
> The save location for the search definitions seems like a likely
> reason. I did add the definitions by running:
> sudo get_iplayer --pvr-add=whatever MYSEARCHTERMS
> Which I hoped would add them to root's account. Since I'm on Ubuntu
> there isn't a real root account to log onto.
> How would add my search correctly?

You should be able to use "sudo -i" instead of "sudo" (see the man 
page).  The pvr search definitions should wind up in ~root/.get_iplayer/pvr.

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