tv_grab_eu_xmltvse - Man Page

Grab TV listings for Europe


tv_grab_eu_xmltvse --help

tv_grab_eu_xmltvse --configure [--config-file FILE] [--gui OPTION]

tv_grab_eu_xmltvse [--config-file FILE]
                  [--days N] [--offset N]
                  [--output FILE] [--quiet] [--debug]

tv_grab_eu_xmltvse --list-channels [--config-file FILE]
                  [--output FILE] [--quiet] [--debug]


Output TV listings in XMLTV format for many stations available in Europe.

First you must run tv_grab_eu_xmltvse --configure to choose which stations you want to receive.

Then running tv_grab_eu_xmltvse with no arguments will get listings for the stations you chose for five days including today.


Prompt for which stations to download and write the configuration file.
--config-file FILE
Set the name of the configuration file (the default is ~/.xmltv/tv_grab_eu_xmltvse.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 Term::ProgressBar.
--output FILE
When grabbing, write output to FILE rather than standard output.
--days N
When grabbing, grab N days rather than 5.
--offset N
Start grabbing at today + N days.  N may be negative.
Suppress the progress-bar normally shown on standard error.
Provide more information on progress to stderr to help in debugging.
Output a list of all channels that data is available for. The list is in xmltv format.
Show the version of the grabber.
Print a help message and exit.

Error Handling

If the grabber fails to download data for a channel on a specific day, it will print an error message to STDERR and then continue with the other channels and days. The grabber will exit with a status code of 1 to indicate that the data is incomplete.

Environment Variables

The environment variable HOME can be set to change where configuration files are stored. All configuration is stored in $HOME/.xmltv/. On Windows, it might be necessary to set HOME to a path without spaces in it.

Supported Channels

For information on supported channels, see


Joakim Nylén, joakim -at- pixelmonster -dot- ee. This script is a modified version of tv_grab_se_swedb by Mattias Holmlund, mattias -at- holmlund -dot- se. While the documentation and parts of the code copied from tv_grab_uk by Ed Avis, ed -at- membled -dot- com.



2021-06-16 perl v5.34.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation