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wesnewell
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autoexpire list?

Post by wesnewell » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:38 pm

I've got 22 items in my autoexpire list that are marked (deleted) and I can't get rid of them. They are months old and of course the actual recordings have been long gone. I can undelete them and they show up as blue in the recordings list. If I delete them from there, they go right back to the autoexpire list. How can I get rid of them?
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Re: autoexpire list?

Post by bill6502 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:30 pm

Just type d for starters, I don't have any to test with.

If that fails, undelete as you did before, then see:

https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Frequently_ ... on_disk.3F

The rational there explains that MythTV preserves the metadata in case the file can be restores,
hence the extra steps to get rid of it.

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Re: autoexpire list?

Post by wesnewell » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:32 pm

Ok, none of that worked. What I ended up doing was what I teied to avoid, but coudn't I guess. Which was to create a dummy file of the same filename, then delete it from the recordings screen. I could then delete it from the autoexpire list. Was hoping for an easier way, but this way works.
First undelete it from the list.
Then do this
echo a>>21101_20191116225828.ts (the filename of course to the recordings dir.)
Then do a regular delete from the recordings dir.
It will go to the autoexpire list, but it can now be deleted, and of course deletes the created file.
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