Provided by: podget_0.8.5-1_all bug


       Podget - Simple tool to automate downloading of podcasts.


       podget <options> [command]
       podget -h | --help



       -c, --config <FILE>
              Name of configuration file.

       --create-config <FILE>
              Create configuration file and exit.

       -C, --cleanup
              Skip downloading and only run cleanup loop.

       --cleanup_days <NUMBER>
              Cleanup files older than <NUMBER> days.

              Simulate cleanup loop to see what files would be deleted.

       -d, --dir_config <DIRECTORY>
              Directory that configuration files are stored in.

       --dir_session <DIRECTORY>
              Directory that session files are stored in.

       -f, --force
              Force download of items from each feed even if they've already been downloaded.

       --import_opml <FILE or URL>
              Import servers from OPML file or HTTP/FTP URL.

       --export_opml <FILE>
              Export serverlist to OPML file.

       --import_pcast <FILE or URL>
              Import server from iTunes PCAST file or HTTP/FTP URL.

       -l, --library <DIRECTORY>
              Directory to store downloaded files in.

       -n, --no-playlist
              Do not create M3U playlist of new items.

       -p, --playlist-asx
              In addition to M3U playlists, create ASX playlists.

              Create a playlist of new items for each podcast feed.

       -r, --recent <COUNT>
              Download only the <COUNT> newest items from each feed.

       --serverlist <FILE>
              Use <FILE> as serverlist instead of default.

       -s, --silent
              Run silently (for cron jobs).

       -v     Set verbosity to level 1.

       -vv    Set verbosity to level 2.

       -vvv   Set verbosity to level 3.

       -vvvv  Set verbosity to level 4.

       --verbosity <LEVEL>
              Set verbosity level (0-3).

       -h, --help
              Display help.


       Once  podget  is running correctly, it's most useful if you run it from a cron job so that
       the new episodes are available to play or load onto a portable player and you  don't  have
       to wait for them to download.

       To edit your crontab, do:

         $ crontab -e

       Then insert one line (i for insert mode), like the following:

         15 04 * * * /usr/bin/podget -s

       This will run podget at 4:15 AM every day.


       You   can   enable   automatic   cleanup   with  every  run  by  configuring  it  in  your
       $HOME/.podget/podgetrc file. Simply set the following options:

         # Autocleanup.
         # 0 == disabled
         # 1 == delete any old content

         # Number of days to keep files.   Cleanup will remove anything
         # older than this.

       However, some people prefer to run cleanup as a separate cron session. To do that, set the
       options in podgetrc to:

         # Autocleanup.
         # 0 == disabled
         # 1 == delete any old content

         # Number of days to keep files.   Cleanup will remove anything
         # older than this.

       And add a cron job to run cleanup, like one of these examples:

         # Once a week on Sunday at 04:15AM
         15 04 * * Sun /usr/bin/podget -C


       Podget checks for already running sessions when it starts and exits if any are found. Each
       session requires its own core configuration file, so for multiple sessions simply  provide
       a unique -c <configfile> option for each.


       By  default,  Podget  uses  $HOME/.podget/serverlist  for  the  default list of servers to
       contact. However you can configure the name with the config_serverlist  variable  in  your
       $HOME/.podget/podgetrc file.

       The default format is: <url> <category> <name>


              1.  URL Rules: A. Any spaces in the URL need to be converted to %20

              2.  Category Rules:

                  A.     Must be one word without spaces.

                  B.     You may use underscores and dashes.

                  C.     You can insert date substitutions.

                         %YY%   ==  Year

                         %MM%   ==  Month

                         %DD%   ==  Day

              3.  Name Rules:

                  A.     If you are creating ASX playlists, make sure the feed name does not have
                         any spaces in it.

                  B.     You can leave the feed name blank,  and  files  will  be  saved  in  the
                         category directory.

              4.  Disable the downloading of any feed by commenting it out with a #.

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         Example with date substitution in the category and a blank feed name. News-%YY%-%MM%-%DD%


       Some servers provide their feeds in UTF-16 format rather than the more common UTF-8.

       To automatically convert these files, create a secondary serverlist at:


       Remember  to  change  the  name  of  the  serverlist  to  match  what  you  set it to with
       config_serverlist if you changed it.


       Dave Vehrs

                                          18 March 2017                                 podget(7)