--fields=desc and -l appears to only search :descshort

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 14:02:29 EDT 2013

On 16/09/2013 18:45, Terence Leadbetter wrote:
> The two programs returned by the original search includes
> "extraordinary" in the :descshort, Harlots only has it in :desc.
> Is searching using --fields=desc limited to :descshort or should it
> really be looking in :desc?

Unfortunately, it's not as simple as that.  The "desc" used for 
searching is the "desc" field in the programme cache, which isn't the 
same as the "desc" field you get from --info.  The "desc" in the cache 
is a brief description that comes from the listing feeds.  The other 
"desc" comes from more extensive data retrieved when you download a 
programme or its metadata (including with --info).

In short, "extraordinary" isn't in the "desc" field in the cache for 
your particular programme.  The following will show its cache entry's 
"desc" field:

get_iplayer --long Harlots

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