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Version: 2010-02-01 (fedora - 01/12/10)

Section: 5 (Format de fichier)


epgsearchuservars.conf - User defined variables


In this file you can defines variables which then can be used in epgsearch in any play where variables are possible.


Variables looks like %Variablename%.

``Variablename'' can be consist of any alphanumerical character. Space and special characters are not allowed.

The variable names are case-insensitive.

Examples for possible names:

  %Series% %DocuVar1% %ThemesSubtitleDate1%


  %Series%=New series~Thriller

The variable %Series% will be assigned with the string ``New series~Thriller''.

Assignments are always strings. Spaces stay spaces.


The variable %Path% gets the content of the variable %Series%.

You can do nearly everything:


The variable %Path% contains now the string ``New series~Thriller~Lost''.

Control structures

You can use simple ``if then else'' constructions.

These constructions cannot contain strings, only variables. Spaces are ignored.

  %Variable%=%Path% ? %Path% : %Foo%

If %Path% is not empty, assign the content of %Path% to %Variable%, otherwise the content of %Foo%.

``%Path% ?'' means ``not empty?''. You can use other checks.

  %Variable%=%Path%!=5 ? %Path% : %Foo%

``%Path%!=5 ?'' means ``is %Path% equal 5?''

You can also compare variables.

  %Variable%=%Path%!=%Five% ? %Path% : %Foo%

Other possible checks:

  ==   equal
  !=   not equal

Calling a system command

You can call external commands. The returned string will be assigned to a variable
  %Result%=system(scriptname,%Variable1% %Variable2% -f %Variable3% --dir=%Variable4% --dummy)

Calls the script ``scriptname'' with the parameters ``%Variable1%'', ``%Variable2%'', etc. The result will be stored in %Result%.

You can use as many variables as you want.

If needed, epgsearch will quote the variable.

The script must return a string without line break!

If the script returns nothing, an empty string will be assigned to the Variable %Result%.

Possible variables

The following variables exist:
  %time%           - start time in format HH:MM
  %timeend%        - end time in format HH:MM
  %date%           - start date in format TT.MM.YY
  %datesh%         - start date in format TT.MM.   
  %time_w%         - weekday name
  %time_d%         - start day in format TT
  %time_lng%       - start time in seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00
  %title%          - title
  %subtitle%       - subtitle
  %summary%        - summary
  %htmlsummary%    - summary, where all CR are replaced with '<br />'
  %eventid%        - numeric event ID
  %<epg-category>% - a value from the extended EPG categories, specified in
                     F<epgsearchcats.conf>, like %genre% or %category%
  %chnr%           - channel number
  %chsh%           - the short channel name (>=vdr-1.3.15)
  %chlng%          - the 'normal' channel name
  %chdata%         - VDR's internal channel representation (e.g. 'S19.2E-1-1101-28106')
  %colon%          - the sign ':'
  %datenow%        - current date in format TT.MM.YY
  %dateshnow%      - current date in format TT.MM.
  %timenow%        - current time in format HH:MM
  %videodir%       - VDR video directory (e.g. /video)
  %plugconfdir%    - VDR plugin config directory (e.g. /etc/vdr/plugins)
  %epgsearchdir%   - epgsearchs config directory (e.g. /etc/vdr/plugins/epgsearch)

See also "epgsearchcats.conf(5)".


  # Weekday, Date, Time   
  %DateStr%=%time_w% %date% %time%
  # Themes or Subtitle or Date
  %ThemesSubtitleDate1%=%Subtitle% ? %Subtitle% : %DateStr%
  %ThemesSubtitleDate%=%Themes% ? %Themes% : %ThemesSubtitleDate1%
  # Calls this script to get a recording path


epgsearch(1), "epgsearchcats.conf(5)"

AUTHOR (man pages)

Mike Constabel <epgsearch (at) constabel (dot) net>


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