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tv_grab_pt_vodafone - Man Page

Grab TV listings for Vodafone in Portugal


tv_grab_pt_vodafone --help

tv_grab_pt_vodafone --configure [--config-file FILE]

tv_grab_pt_vodafone [--config-file FILE]
                   [--days N] [--offset N] [--channel xmltvid,xmltvid,...]
                   [--output FILE] [--quiet | --debug]

tv_grab_pt_vodafone --list-channels [--config-file FILE]
                   [--output FILE] [--quiet | --debug]


Output TV listings in XMLTV format for many stations available in Portugal. This program consumes the EPG service from <https://vodafone.pt/>.

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

Then running tv_grab_pt_vodafone with no arguments will get listings for the stations you chose for the maximum 7 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_pt_vodafone.conf.  This is the file written by --configure and read when grabbing.
--output FILE
When grabbing, write output to FILE rather than standard output.
--days N
When grabbing, grab N days rather than everything available.
--offset N
Start grabbing at today + N days.
Only print error-messages on STDERR.
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 which capabilities the grabber supports. For more information, see <http://wiki.xmltv.org/index.php/XmltvCapabilities>
Show the version of the grabber.
Print a help message and exit.

Error Handling

If the grabber fails to download data from Vodafone, it will print an error message to STDERR and then exit with a status code of 1 to indicate that the data is missing.

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.


Kevin Groeneveld (kgroeneveld at gmail dot com)

This grabber uses code from tv_grab_pt_meo by Karl Dietz, dekarl -at- users -dot- sourceforge -dot- net, and from tv_grab_zz_sdjson by Kevin Groeneveld, kgroeneveld -at- gmail -dot- com.

The original idea of this grabber came from higuita's shell script, see <https://github.com/higuita/vodafone.pt-xmltv>.

Special thanks to Vodafone for building a clean, fast, and public access API; much more reliable than Meo's open API (but sadly not as open) and much better than the lack of any API from NOS.


Nuno Sénica, nsenica -at- gmail -dot- com.


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