[vdr] Where is epg.data supposed to be created by default?

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Wed Mar 13 10:42:35 CET 2013

On 13.03.2013 10:12, Magnus Sirwiö wrote:
> # vdr --version
> Mar 13 09:52:26.599 [general.debug] using new 1.7.11+ capture code
> vdr (1.7.40/1.7.40) - The Video Disk Recorder
> # vdr --help
> ...
>    -E FILE,  --epgfile=FILE write the EPG data into the given FILE (default is
>                             'epg.data' in the video directory)
>                             '-E-' disables this
>                             if FILE is a directory, the default EPG file will be
>                             created in that directory
> ...
> Starting vdr with
> # vdr -u vdr --cachedir=/var/cache/vdr --video=/var/vdr/video
> Does create an epg.data file in the "cachedir" and not in the "video" dir as suggested by the help text.

Originally there was only the "video" directory, but at some point
people demanded that VDR be able to spread its files all over the system,
and so a "cachedir" was introduced, which is where the EPG file is now put
(if a cachedir is specified).

> Also what is the meaning of setting --epgfile=-E-

It'e either -E- or --epgfile=-

> Does it disable creation of the epg data file completely?



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