tv_grab_ee(1) Grab TV listings for Estonia.


tv_grab_ee --help

tv_grab_ee --configure [--config-file FILE] [--gui OPTION]

tv_grab_ee [--config-file FILE]
           [--days N] [--offset N]
           [--output FILE] [--quiet] [--debug]

tv_grab_ee --list-channels [--config-file FILE]
           [--output FILE] [--quiet] [--debug]

tv_grab_ee --capabilities

tv_grab_ee --version


Output TV listings in XMLTV format for many stations available in Estonia. The data comes from

First you must run tv_grab_ee --configure to choose which stations you want to receive.

Then running tv_grab_ee with no arguments will get a listings in XML format for the stations you chose for available days including today.


--configure Prompt for which stations to download and write the configuration file.

--config-file FILE Set the name of the configuration file, the default is ~/.xmltv/tv_grab_ee.conf. This is the file written by --configure and read when grabbing.

--gui OPTION Use this option to enable a graphical interface to be used. OPTION may be 'Tk', or left blank for the best available choice. Additional allowed values of OPTION are 'Term' for normal terminal output (default) and 'TermNoProgressBar' to disable the use of XMLTV::ProgressBar.

--output FILE When grabbing, write output to FILE rather than standard output.

--days N When grabbing, grab N days rather than all available days.

--offset N Start grabbing at today + N days. N may be negative.

--quiet Suppress the progress-bar normally shown on standard error.

--debug Provide more information on progress to stderr to help in debugging.

--list-channels Write output giving <channel> elements for every channel available (ignoring the config file), but no programmes.

--capabilities Show which capabilities the grabber supports. For more information, see <>

--version Show the version of the grabber.

--help Print a help message and exit.


If the grabber fails to download data for some channel on a specific day, it will print an errormessage to STDERR and then continue with the other channels and days. The grabber will exit with a status code of 1 to indicate that the data is incomplete.


The environment variable HOME can be set to change where configuration files are stored. All configuration is stored in $HOME/.xmltv/. On Windows, it might be necessary to set HOME to a path without spaces in it.


For information on supported channels, see


Cougar < cougar at >. This documentation and parts of the code based on various other tv_grabbers from the XMLTV-project.