createcats - helps you creating your own epgsearchcats.conf
This tool is deliverd with the plugin and should exist in the plugins source
directory after compilation. It helps you in creating your own
epgsearchcats.conf, if the samples in directory 'conf' don't fit your needs.
createcats takes your epg.data as argument and scans it for suitable EPG infos.
Such an info is a set of a category name and a coresponding value at the
beginning of a line (represented with '|') and has the form '|category:
So simply call it with
The output is a file epgsearchcats.conf, that should be copied to your plugins
config dir. Before using it, you should do some customizing, since not all
things in the file will be suitable to be used as extended EPG info.
The full set of arguments is:
-m N, --minappearance=N the minimum number a category has to appear
to be used
-v N, --maxvalues=N values of a category are omitted if they exceed
-l N, --maxlength=N the maximum length of a text to be accepted
as a category value
-h, --help this help
- -m N, --minappearance=N
- createcats counts how often a category is used in your
current epg.data. If this is less than N, then this category will not be
part of the resulting epgsearchcats.conf.
- -v N, --maxvalues=N
- if the number of values for a category is more than N then
createcats will not output a value list for this category. As a
consequence in epgsearch the menu item gets an edit item, that can be
filled with every text. Else, the item gets a selection item, that lets
you select from a list of values.
- -l N, --maxlength=N
- if the text length of a value is more than N, this value is
not part of the value list.
Results are best, if your current EPG is as big as possible. So
update it, if you are using an external EPG provider, before calling
Please edit this file now, since it will contain also things not suitable.
After that copy it to your plugins config directory.
epgsearch(1), epgsearch(4), "epgsearchcats.conf(5)"
Mike Constabel <epgsearch (at) constabel (dot) net>
Copyright (C) 2004-2010 Christian Wieninger
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