Provided by: xmltv-util_0.5.67-0.1_all bug


       tv_merge - Merge (combine) two XMLTV files.


       tv_merge -i FILE -m FILE -o FILE


       Read XMLTV listings from two files and merge them together.  Unlike tv_cat (which just
       joins files) this will update (add/replace/delete) the origin XMLTV file with channels and
       programmes contained in the second file.

       It works with multiple channels, and will insert any new programmes and delete any
       overlapping programmes.

       IMPORTANT The input files must be pre-sorted into datetime within channel order by using
       the "--by-channel" option to tv_sort
         e.g. tv_sort --by-channel --output FILE  FILE

       All programmes must have start and stop times.

       (Note: Programmes in the merged-in file replace any in the master file, i.e. data are not
       updated within programmes)

       This program uses XML::TreePP which doesn't write <DOCTYPE> definitions in the output
       file. If you need to add a suitable <DOCTYPE> tag then use the -t parameter.
         e.g. tv_merge -i FILE -m FILE -o FILE -t


       Use "tv_merge -i master.xml -m newadditions.xml -o newmaster.xml" to merge all
       channels/programmes in newadditions.xml.




       Copyright Geoff Westcott, February 2013.

       This code is distributed under the GNU General Public License v2 (GPLv2) .