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TV_GRAB_IT(1)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation	 TV_GRAB_IT(1)

NAME
       tv_grab_it - Grab TV listings for Italy.

SYNOPSIS
       tv_grab_it --help

       tv_grab_it [--config-file FILE] --configure

       tv_grab_it [--config-file FILE] [--output FILE]
		  [--days N] [--offset N] [--quiet]
		  [--slow] [--verbose] [--errors-in-xml]
		  [--backend SITE1[,SITE2[,SITE3]]]	    [--cache-slow]

DESCRIPTION
       Output TV listings for several channels available in Italy.  The
       grabber relies on parsing HTML so it might stop working at any time.
       The data	comes from different backends. This is to minimize blackouts
       in case of site changes but also	to extend the number of	channels.  If
       the grabber can't find the data with the	first backend it will try the
       second one, and so on. You can specify your order of preference using
       the --backend option.

       Currently configured backends are (in default order):

       mediaset	 - grabs data from www.mediaset.it
       skylife	- grabs	data from www.skylife.it
       raiit	- grabs	data from www.rai.it
       mediaset_guidatv	 - grabs data from www.mediaset.it/guidatv
       mediasetpremium	- grabs	data from www.mediasetpremium.it
       iris	- grabs	data from www.iris.it
       boingtv	- grabs	data from www.boingtv.it
       la7    -	grabs data from	www.la7.it

       First run tv_grab_it --configure	to choose which	channels you want to
       download. Then running tv_grab_it with no arguments will	output
       listings	in XML format to standard output.

       --configure Prompt for which channels, and writes the configuration
       file.

       --config-file FILE Set the name of the configuration file, the default
       is ~/.xmltv/tv_grab_it.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
       XMLTV::ProgressBar.

       --output	FILE write to FILE rather than standard	output.

       --days N	Grab N days.  The default is 7.

       --offset	N Start	N days in the future.  The default is to start from
       today.

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

       --slow Downloads	more details (descriptions, actors...).	This means
       downloading a new file for each programme, so it's off by default to
       save time.

       --cache-slow If you use the --cache option to speed up thing when you
       grab data several times a week, using this option you will cache	only
       the --slow data,	so you shouldn't miss changes in schedules.

       --verbose Prints	out verbose information	useful for debugging.

       --errors-in-xml Outputs warnings	as programmes in the xml file, so that
       you can see errors in your favorite frontend in addition	to the default
       STDERR.

       --backend Set the backend (or backends) to use. See the examples.

       --version Show the version of the grabber.

       --help Print a help message and exit.

CAVEATS
       If you use --quiet you should also use --errors-in-xml or you won't be
       warned about errors. Note also that, as opposed to previous versions,
       this grabber doesn't die	if it cannot find any data, but	returns	an
       empty (or optionally containing just warnings) xml file instead.

       The backends' data quality differs a lot. For example, mytv was very
       basic, yet complete and uses the	least amount of	bandwidth. Skytv has a
       lot of channels,	but unless you use it with the --slow option the data
       is not very good	(and in	this case i would be VERY slow). wfactory is a
       good overall site if you	don't need the whole sky package.

EXAMPLES
       tv_grab_it --backend skylife --configure
	   configures tv_grab_it using only the	backend	skylife

       tv_grab_it --backend skylife,wfactory --days 1
	   grabs one day of data overriding the	default	order (could also be
	   --backend skylife --backend wfactory)

       tv_grab_it --cache --slow --days	3
	   grabs the full data for the next three days using the default
	   backend order and using a disk cache.

RECOMMENDED USAGE
       tv_grab_it --cache --slow --cache-slow --errors-in-xml

SEE ALSO
       xmltv.

AUTHOR
       This grabber is currently unmantained.

perl v5.32.0			  2020-08-27			 TV_GRAB_IT(1)

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