tv_grab_huro - Man Page

Grab TV listings for Hungary or Romania.


tv_grab_huro --help

tv_grab_huro [--config-file FILE] --configure [--gui GUITYPE]

tv_grab_huro [--config-file FILE] [--output FILE] [--days N] [--offset N] [--slow] [--get-full-description] [--max-desc-length LENGTH] [--icons | (--local-icons DIRECTORY [--no-fetch-icons])] [--gui GUITYPE] [--quiet]

tv_grab_huro --list-channels --loc [hu | ro] [--icons | (--local-icons DIRECTORY [--no-fetch-icons])]

tv_grab_huro --capabilities

tv_grab_huro --version


Output TV listings for several channels available in Hungary or Romania. The grabber relies on parsing HTML so it might stop working at any time.

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

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

--config-file FILE Set the name of the configuration file, the default is ~/.xmltv/tv_grab_huro.conf. This is the file written by --configure and read when grabbing.

--gui GUITYPE 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 Write to FILE rather than standard output.

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

--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 Enables long strategy run: publishes only some (vital) information on the actual listing pages, the rest is shown in a separate popup window. If you'd like to parse the data from these popups as well, supply this flag. But consider that the grab process takes much longer when doing so, since many more web pages have to be retrieved.

--get-full-description This is quite like --slow but doesn't always download data from popup window. Instead this is only requested if description in overview is truncated.

--list-channels Write output giving <channel> elements for every channel available (ignoring the config file), but no programmes.

--capabilities Show which capabilities the grabber supports. For more information, see <>

--version Show the version of the grabber.

--icons and --local-icons DIRECTORY get the URL for channel-logos together with the channel-list. With --icons specified the logos(images) will be not fetched just their URL (http://...) will be written in the output XML. If called with --local-icons, the generated URL (file://...) will point to the the local directory DIRECTORY and all channel logos will be grabbed and saved under this place. Use --no-fetch-icons option to disable the icon fetching. Note: icon fetching currently works for Hungary and Romania only.

--max-desc-length LENGTH can be used to maximize the length of the grabbed program long description. This can be useful if you have a viewer program (using this xmltv output), which can not be display userfriendly the description if it is more then LENGTH character.

--help Print a help message and exit.

See Also



Attila Szekeres and Zsolt Varga. Based on tv_grab_fi by Matti Airas. Heavily patched and earlier maintained by Stefan siegl <>, reworked and now maintained by Balazs Molnar <>.


The data source does not include full channels information and the channels are identified by short names rather than the RFC2838 form recommended by the XMLTV DTD.


2024-02-24 perl v5.38.2 User Contributed Perl Documentation