scantv man page

scantv — scan a v4l device for TV stations.


scantv [ options ]


scantv scans a v4l device for available TV stations and writes a xawtv/fbtv config file.


-i input
set tv input (Television/Composite1/S-video and so on). Default is Television.
-n norm
set tv norm. scantv will ask interactively if none is given.
-f table
set frequency table. scantv will ask interactively if none is given.
-o outfile
specify output file. If none is specified, scantv writes to stdout.
-c device
specify video device file. Default is /dev/video0.
-D driver
specify video driver name. Default is "libv4l".
-C device
specify vbi device file. Default is /dev/vbi0.
skip channel scan, just write norm + freqtab to the config file.
Do a full scan (i.e. all frequencies, not just the ones from the frequency table).

See Also

xawtv(1), fbtv(1)


Gerd Knorr <>

Referenced By

xawtv(1), xawtvrc(5).

(c) 2000 Gerd Knorr