tv_grab_fr(1) Grab TV listings for France.


To configure:
tv_grab_fr --configure [--config-file FILE] [--gui OPTION]
To grab listings:
tv_grab_fr [--config-file FILE] [--output FILE] [--days N]
[--offset N] [--quiet] [--debug]
To list available channels:
tv_grab_fr --list-channels
To show capabilities:
tv_grab_fr --capabilities
To show version:
tv_grab_fr --version
tv_grab_fr --help


Output TV listings for many channels available in France (Orange, Free, cable/ADSL/satellite, Canal+ Sat). The data comes from The default is to grab 7 days, but there are usually 14 days of listings available from the current day onwards.

Grabbing speed varies, but is typically 1-2 minutes/day/channel.

--configure Choose which bouquets/channels to grab listings data for.

--list-channels List all available channels.

--config-file FILE Use FILE as config file instead of the default config file. This allows for different config files for different applications.

--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 Write to FILE rather than standard output.

--days N Grab N days (default 7, maximum 14) starting from today.

--offset N Start grabbing N days from today, rather than starting today.

--quiet Suppress the progress messages normally written to standard error.

--debug Provide additional debugging messages during processing.

--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.


The current version of the script was rewritten by Nick Morrott, knowledgejunkie at gmail dot com, to support the new site.

The original author was Sylvain Fabre, centraladmin at lahiette dot com, with patches from:
  - Francois Gouget, fgouget at free dot fr,
  - Geoff Westcott, honir999 at gmail dot com,
  - Karl Dietz, dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken dot org,
  - Niel Markwick, nielm at bigfoot dot com,
  - Zubrick, zubrick at number6 dot ch,
  - and many more!