[vdr] Parameter --manual-start/--timer-start

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Sun Dec 10 19:33:28 CET 2006

Darren Salt wrote:
> It also needs to cope with being shut down by a signal without any
> possibility of user intervention. Two levels should be available: stop now,
> and stop when inactive.
> This helps init scripts when upgrading a packaged-for-$DISTRIBUTION version
> of vdr since there's no guarantee that the upgrade won't be scheduled for
> when nothing is being recorded.

you mean, a way to kill the VDR process only when there's no background 
activity? Why not just send a power key via SVDRP?

For the purpose of installing updates, I wouldn't like it if the update 
happens when I'm watching live TV either, so we're at the same point 
again: Shut down when no user is active and no background activity is 
going on. Could be done by abusing the existing shutdown script.

Another possibility would be to query the active/inactive state by SVDRP 
commands, either by VDR itself, or by a plugin.



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