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Master-Timer is a system for automatic recording of series and movies. Upon start the configuration files are read. Then, depending on configuration the "" in the current directory is used or the EPG-data is requested with the "LSTE"-command directly from VDR. After that matching entries are looked for and then programmed via SVDR into VDR. That's about it.

It is advisable to create a Cronjob for periodic execution of ""




If you have a version of Master-Timer before 0.7.0 installed you should remove the old files before copying the new. Otherwise the procedure will be most likely none-working.

For the examples you have to in the path of the extracted archive

> cd <path to extracted archive>

Master-Timer uses the directory "$HOME/.master-timer" or "/etc/master-timer" to there it's configuration-files and to store some additional data-files. A sample configuration is included in the sample-directory inside the distribution-archive.

> mkdir /etc/master-timer > cp sample/* /etc/master-timer or. > mkdir ~/.master-timer > cp sample/* ~/.master-timer

After that you have to place the program-files ("*.pl") somewhere in you path. e.g. /usr/local/bin From the path where you extracted the archive: > cp -d /*.pl lib parts /usr/local/bin The parameter "-a" is important to preserve the symlinks

Now it's the time to make yourself comfortable with the configuration files. Especially "config" and "torecord". All (sample/)configuration files include comments for understanding you can and have to do.

Starten von Master-Timer

Just run ""

For cyclic starting you can create a Cronjob. Here is an example for the /etc/crontab Instead of "root" you may have to specify the user under which the script shall be started. - snip - 0 6 * * * root /usr/local/bin/ - snip - This entry would start every day at 6 o'clock.



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