tv_grab_nl man page

tv_grab_nl — Grab TV listings for Holland.


tv_grab_nl --help

tv_grab_nl [--config-file FILE] --configure

tv_grab_nl [--config-file FILE] [--output FILE] [--days N]
          [--offset N] [--quiet] [--fast]


Output TV listings for several channels available in Holland. The data comes from The grabber relies on parsing HTML so it might stop working at any time.

First run tv_grab_nl --configure to choose, which channels you want to download. Then running tv_grab_nl 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_nl.conf.  This is the file written by --configure and read when grabbing.

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

--days N Grab N days.  The default is one week.

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

--fast Only fetch summary information for each programme. This is only title, start/stop times, categories.

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

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

--version Show the version of the grabber.

--help Print a help message and exit.

See Also



latest patch submitted by Teus Hagen maintainer was Eric Bus (

First version by Guido Diepen and Ed Avis ( Originally based on tv_grab_fi by Matti Airas.


2015-06-28 perl v5.26.1 User Contributed Perl Documentation