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Manual Reference Pages  -  TV_GRAB_AR (1)

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NAME

tv_grab_ar - Grab TV listings for Argentina.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

tv_grab_ar --help

tv_grab_ar [--config-file FILE] --configure [--gui OPTION]

tv_grab_ar [--config-file FILE] [--output FILE] [--days N]
[--offset N] [--quiet] [--GetDetails]

tv_grab_ar --list-channels

tv_grab_ar --capabilities

tv_grab_ar --version

DESCRIPTION

Output TV listings for several channels available in Argentina. Now supports the terrestrial analog tv listings, which is the most common tv viewed in Argentina. The tv listings comes from http://www.buscadorcablevision.com.ar/ The grabber relies on parsing HTML so it might stop working at any time.

First run <B>tv_grab_ar --configureB> to choose, which channels you want to download. Then running <B>tv_grab_arB> with no arguments will output listings in XML format to standard output.

<B>--configureB> Prompt for which channels, and write the configuration file.

<B>--config-file FILEB> Set the name of the configuration file, the default is <B>~/.xmltv/tv_grab_ar.confB>. This is the file written by <B>--configureB> and read when grabbing.

<B>--gui OPTIONB> 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.

<B>--output FILEB> Write to FILE rather than standard output.

<B>--days NB> Grab N days. The default is 3.

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

<B>--quietB> Suppress the progress messages normally written to standard error.

<B>--capabilitiesB> Show which capabilities the grabber supports. For more information, see <http://wiki.xmltv.org/index.php/XmltvCapabilities>

<B>--versionB> Show the version of the grabber.

<B>--helpB> Print a help message and exit.

SEE ALSO

xmltv(5).

AUTHOR 1.14 Mariano S. Cosentino, 4xmltv@marianok.com.ar 1.13 Mariano S. Cosentino, 4xmltv@marianok.com.ar 1.12 rmeden 1.10 Mariano S. Cosentino, Mok@marianok.com.ar 1.9 Mariano S. Cosentino, Mok@marianok.com.ar 1.8 rmeden 1.7 Mariano S. Cosentino, Mok@marianok.com.ar 1.6 Mariano S. Cosentino, Mok@marianok.com.ar 1.5 Christian A. Rodriguez, car@cespi.unlp.edu.ar, based on tv_grab_es, from Ramon Roca.

BUGS

This grabber extracts all information from cablevision website. Any change in this web page may cause this grabber to stop working. Retrieving the description information adds a considerable amount of time to the run and makes the file quite large. migth be a good idea to add a cache file the keeps the program description so there is no need to fetch it.
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