[vdr] empty spaces in channels list

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Wed Oct 4 01:36:16 CEST 2006

Boguslaw Juza wrote:
>   I have got big request for Author - It would be nice to make "spaces" in
> channels list. I want to set "info channels" from 1 to 8, "movie channels"
> form 10 to 15, sport from 20 etc... So I need to make empty spaces
> witch ch. numbers 9, 16-19... etc. Switching channels Up/Down  should 
> skip spaces.

 From man 5 vdr:
> The file channels.conf contains the channel configuration.   Each  line
> defines either a group delimiter or a channel.
> A group delimiter is a line starting with a ':' as the very first char-
> acter, followed by arbitrary text. Example:
> :First group
> Group delimiters may also be used to specify the  number  of  the  next
> channel.   To  do this, the character '@' and a number must immediately
> follow the ':', as in
> :@201 First group
> The given number must be larger than the number of any previous channel
> (otherwise it is silently ignored).
> A  group delimiter can also be used to just set the next channel's num-
> ber, without an explicit delimiter text, as in
> :@201
> Such a delimiter will not appear in the Channels menu.



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