[vdr] Broken links in recordings with long pathnames

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Mar 31 15:33:29 CEST 2006

Udo Richter wrote:
> Christian Wieninger wrote:
>> ok, I can fix this. BTW: epgsearch programs timers via SVDRP. So IMHO 
>> this fix should also be done in VDRs SVDRP interface.
> On SVDRP the episode title is a simple folder name, so thats not exactly 
> the same situation.
> VDR doesn't enforce any recording name length, at least not yet. And 
> since the maximum length depends on the recording path(s), there's not 
> even a common limit. (And if TITLE or EPISODE is part of the name, 
> things get even more complicated)
> Just cutting the path may confuse SVDRP scripts, so VDR probably has to 
> fail completely on setting such a timer.

The file name in cTimer is limited to 256 characters.
Since this is apparently already too much for symbolic links, and
an episode name might add up to 40 more characters, how about we
we change the maximum filename length in cTimer to, say, 200?


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