tv_grab_eu_egon(1) Grab TV listings for German speaking area.


tv_grab_eu_egon --help

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

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

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


Output TV and listings in XMLTV format for many stations available in German speaking area.

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

Then running tv_grab_eu_egon with no arguments will get a listings for the stations you chose for five 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_eu_egon.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 Term::ProgressBar.

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

--days N When grabbing, grab N days rather than 5.

--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 Output a list of all channels that data is available
                      for. The list is in xmltv-format.

--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


Mattias Holmlund, mattias -at- holmlund -dot- se. This documentation and parts of the code copied from tv_grab_uk by Ed Avis, ed -at- membled -dot- com.