[vdr] Timers with full date

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Mar 19 12:14:31 CET 2005


Udo Richter wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> 
>> this will allow defining timers that are more than a
>> month in the future
> 
> 
> Nice. Esp. since I already have a (deactivated) timer for Apr. 30 in my 
> timers. ;)
> 
> While you're breaking compatibility anyway, please consider allowing 
> bi-weekly timers that only fire every second (fourth?) week. This is a 
> far more common case.
> 
> Format suggestion:
> MTWTFSS*n  (fire on next matching day, then skip n times/weeks)
> MTWTFSS*n at YYYY-MM-DD (fire on YYYY-MM-DD, then skip n times/weeks)

I'm afraid this would make things overly complicated.
I also have one timer that records a monthly show, but the distance
between shows is not necessarily always exactly four weeks - sometimes
it may well be five weeks, for instance. Therefore I have a weekly
timer, and usually at the end of a show they announce when the next
one will be broadcast - then I set the "first day" of that timer
to the given date.

For anything more complicated there are tools like vdradmin, for instance.

Klaus



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