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       scan - a program to produce channel.conf files.


       scan [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the scan commands.

       scan is a program to produce channels.conf files.


       -c   [initial-tuning-data-file]
              scan on currently tuned transponder only

       -v     verbose (repeat for more)

       -q     quiet (repeat for less)

       -a N   use DVB /dev/dvb/adapterN/

       -f N   use DVB /dev/dvb/adapter?/frontendN

       -d N   use DVB /dev/dvb/adapter?/demuxN

       -s N   use DiSEqC switch position N (DVB-S only)

       -i N   spectral inversion setting (0: off, 1: on, 2: auto [default])

       -n     evaluate NIT-other for full network scan (slow!)

       -5     multiply  all  filter timeouts by factor 5 for non-DVB-compliant section repitition

       -o fmt output format: 'zap' (default), 'vdr' or 'pids' (default with -c)

       -x N   Conditional Access, (default -1)      N=0 gets only FTA channels      N=-1 gets all
              channels      N=xxx sets ca field in vdr output to :xxx:

       -t N   Service  select,  Combined  bitfield  parameter.   1  =  TV,  2 = Radio, 4 = Other,
              (default 7)

       -p     for vdr output format: dump provider name

       -e N        VDR version, default 3 for VDR-1.3.x and newer value 2 sets  NIT  and  TID  to
              zero      Vdr version 1.3.x and up implies -p.

       -l     lnb-type (DVB-S Only) (use -l help to print types) or

       -l     low[,high[,switch]] in Mhz

       -u     UK DVB-T Freeview channel numbering for VDR

       -P     do  not  use ATSC PSIP tables for scanning (but only PAT and PMT) (applies for ATSC

       -A N   check for ATSC 1=Terrestrial [default], 2=Cable or 3=both

       -U     Uniquely name unknown services

       This manual page was written by Uwe Bugla <>.

                                        February 14, 2010                                 scan(1)