[vdr] howto ignore lines in channels.conf

fnu vdr at auktion.hostingkunde.de
Sun Jan 15 13:48:21 CET 2012


> Even though they'd get lost when VDR writes it, allowing comments there
would be an improvement so distros (and VDR itself) could ship the file with
some comments in it that instruct users what they need to do before things
will work, or what the file is for, or...  Same thing applies to
remote.conf, setup.conf, and timers.conf.

The mentioned files are nothing else than a table of the database VDR. There
is no solution out there, where it is possible to edit the channel list
outside the normal operation, or even to think about comments within it. It
is not possible within MythTV, not on commercial settop boxes, PVRs or any
builtin receivers in TV devices, not even with the famous DBox'es and
Dreamboxes. If you're lucky there might be tool where you could connect from
another PC to the box and edit your channel list within small boundaries, so
advantage VDR, 15:0 ...

So, the information has to be managed from datebases frontend, in case of
VDR the OSD or "svdrp". The only sufficient solution might be to have a
switch in OSDs channel editor, to disable or enable a entry in channels
list, like it is available on commercial solutions. Same for all relevant
conf-Files, whereas I don't see any reason to put comments into timers.conf,
weird ...

Regards
fnu

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org [mailto:vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org] Im Auftrag von
Ville Skyttä
Gesendet: Sonntag, 15. Januar 2012 12:29
An: vdr at linuxtv.org
Betreff: Re: [vdr] howto ignore lines in channels.conf

On 2012-01-15 13:01, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:

> VDR reads the channels.conf file and doesn't store any information 
> about "comments". It only stores the channel data.
> When it writes the file, it writes only the channel data, and at that 
> point any comments in the original file would be lost.

Even though they'd get lost when VDR writes it, allowing comments there
would be an improvement so distros (and VDR itself) could ship the file with
some comments in it that instruct users what they need to do before things
will work, or what the file is for, or...  Same thing applies to
remote.conf, setup.conf, and timers.conf.

If the "AllowComments" parameter exists just for the purpose of disallowing
comments in files where VDR doesn't preserve them, I suggest removing that
restriction altogether and allowing comments everywhere.
Allowing comments and preserving them are two different things.  For files
where VDR doesn't preserve them it could note that on the first line of such
files, for example like:

# Warning: VDR will overwrite this file without preserving comments.

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