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


       tv_grab_it_dvb - Grab TV listings for Italy from the DVB-S stream


       tv_grab_it_dvb --help

       tv_grab_it_dvb [--adapter N] [--config-file FILE] --configure

       tv_grab_it_dvb [--config-file FILE] [--output FILE] [--days N]
                      [--offset N] [--quiet] [--verbose] [--adapter N]


        Output TV listings for several channels as provided by the DVB-S stream from Skyitalia.
        This grabber is based on the work of Lukkinosat for everything concerning the decoding of data.
        The tuning part is mostly a port to perl of the relevant parts in szap.
        This is an early release and should be considered beta quality.

       First run tv_grab_it_dvb --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

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

       --adapter Use this adapter for tuning and grabbing. Default is 0.

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

       --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. Since we cannot decide how much data we get we simply throw away
       everyting above this number of days.

       --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.

       --no-cache-summaries Disables caching of summaries in the file summaries.cache It is
       advised to leave this option on as the summaries part of the data stream can be very
       different between grabs, and you might get blank descriptions.

       --verbose Prints out verbose information useful for debugging.  Repeat (up to 4x) for more

       --min-noname This is a hack. As I have a situation where there are a few channels whose
       name I cannot find (usually 3 or 4) you can sat the number of channel that can be left
       nameless. Try using this if the grabber keep on running forever.

       --version Show the version of the grabber.

       --help Print a help message and exit.


       This grabber relies on the linux dvb api, and therefore does not run under other operating

       For Debian users: this means the package does not depend on the Linux::DVB perl package,
       as this would make it uninstallable on the Debian kFreeBSD and HURD ports. Please install
       the liblinux-dvb-perl package to use this grabber.


       tv_grab_it_dvb --adapter 2 --configure
           configures tv_grab_it_dvb using adapter number 2

       tv_grab_it_dvb --adapter 2 --quiet
           grabs the full data without displaying anything (useful in cron scripts)




       Davide Chiarini,

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