Provided by: xmltv-util_0.5.61-1_all bug

NAME

       tv_grab_it - Grab TV listings for Italy.

SYNOPSIS

       tv_grab_it --help

       tv_grab_it [--config-file FILE] --configure

       tv_grab_it [--config-file FILE] [--output FILE]
                  [--days N] [--offset N] [--quiet]
                  [--slow] [--verbose] [--errors-in-xml]
                  [--backend SITE1[,SITE2[,SITE3]]]         [--cache-slow]

DESCRIPTION

       Output TV listings for several channels available in Italy.  The grabber relies on parsing
       HTML so it might stop working at any time.  The data comes from different backends. This
       is to minimize blackouts in case of site changes but also to extend the number of
       channels.  If the grabber can't find the data with the first backend it will try the
       second one, and so on. You can specify your order of preference using the --backend
       option.

       Currently configured backends are (in default order):

       skylife  - grabs data from www.skylife.it
       mtvit    - grabs data from www.mtv.it
       boingtv  - grabs data from www.boingtv.it
       sitcom1  - grabs data from www.sitcom1.it
       raisat   - grabs data from www.risat.it
       raiit    - grabs data from www.rai.it
       iris     - grabs data from www.iris.it
       mediasetpremium  - grabs data from www.mediasetpremium.it

       First run tv_grab_it --configure to choose which channels you want to download. Then
       running tv_grab_it with no arguments will output listings in XML format to standard
       output.

       --configure Prompt for which channels, and writes the configuration file.

       --config-file FILE Set the name of the configuration file, the default is
       ~/.xmltv/tv_grab_it.conf.  This is the file written by --configure and read when grabbing.

       --gui OPTION Use this option to enable a graphical interface to be used.  OPTION may be
       'Tk', or left blank for the best available choice.  Additional allowed values of OPTION
       are 'Term' for normal terminal output (default) and 'TermNoProgressBar' to disable the use
       of XMLTV::ProgressBar.

       --output FILE write to FILE rather than standard output.

       --days N Grab N days.  The default is 7.

       --offset N Start N days in the future.  The default is to start from today.

       --quiet Suppress the progress messages normally written to standard error.

       --slow Downloads more details (descriptions, actors...). This means downloading a new file
       for each programme, so it's off by default to save time.

       --cache-slow If you use the --cache option to speed up thing when you grab data several
       times a week, using this option you will cache only the --slow data, so you shouldn't miss
       changes in schedules.

       --verbose Prints out verbose information useful for debugging.

       --errors-in-xml Outputs warnings as programmes in the xml file, so that you can see errors
       in your favorite frontend in addition to the default STDERR.

       --backend Set the backend (or backends) to use. See the examples.

       --version Show the version of the grabber.

       --help Print a help message and exit.

CAVEATS

       If you use --quiet you should also use --errors-in-xml or you won't be warned about
       errors. Note also that, as opposed to previous versions, this grabber doesn't die if it
       cannot find any data, but returns an empty (or optionally containing just warnings) xml
       file instead.

       The backends' data quality differs a lot. For example, mytv was very basic, yet complete
       and uses the least amount of bandwith. Skytv has a lot of channels, but unless you use it
       with the --slow option the data is not very good (and in this case i would be VERY slow).
       wfactory is a good overall site if you don't need the whole sky package.

EXAMPLES

       tv_grab_it --backend mtvit --configure
           configures tv_grab_it using only the backend mtvit

       tv_grab_it --backend skylife,wfactory --days 1
           grabs one day of data overiding the default order (could also be --backend skylife
           --backend wfactory)

       tv_grab_it --cache --slow --days 3
           grabs the full data for the next three days using the default backend order and using
           a disk cache.

RECOMMENDED USAGE

       tv_grab_it --cache --slow --cache-slow --errors-in-xml

SEE ALSO

       xmltv.

AUTHOR

       Davide Chiarini, davide.chiarini@gmail.com

       you can find some more help at http://www.htpcpoint.it/forum/