Advertisements Note: the original version of DailyMail has now been superceded by tivo_onion's Jazz version, which can be found lower down the thread (here at the the time of writing.) Ian was mentioning the other day about his daily routine for checking that his TiVo was all set up for the day's recordings. I know that I haven't the patience for that - heck, I know I haven't even got the patience to check via TiVoWeb on my coffee break. If such a system was to work for me, it would have to be more pro-active. So I wrote this script. It sends me an e-mail at work every day, telling me: * If the TiVo has rebooted recently * If the last daily call failed * What unresolved conflicts are coming up * What programmes are about to expire * What the TiVo is planning to record that day Here is an example of what it sends. I wrote it for my own amusement, and I certainly don't want to get into a big round of bug fixing and beta testing, but I offer it here in case its of use to anyone else, or if someone wants to use it as the basis for something better. Most of the code is adapted, filched and straight copied from various TiVoWeb modules - if I've omitted a credit in the code my apologies. I thank those authors for their great work. To use it you'll need to edit the .tcl file - preferably on the TiVo using joe or vi, or on the PC if you have a Unix compatible text editor. If not you'll need to run it through DOS2UNIX or similar to get it back in Unix format. There are some variables at the top you'll need to set as a minimum: - the e-mail address to send the mail to - the IP address of your ISP's SMTP server (must be an IP as TiVo has no DNS lookup) - your domain name Some have also found it necessary to tweak the exact commands sent to the mail server - see the posts below for details if you are having problems; most have been incorporated into the code now. In particular, if your ISP mail server requires authentication see here The file dailymail.tcl will need to be made executable with chmod 755 dailymail.tcl You need to have TiVoWeb 1.9.4 installed - DailyMail is not compatible with the TiVoWebPlus hack, but there are workarounds, see below. And an always-on internet connection. This script will not work using the TiVo's modem - it must be able to connect to the net via your network I have a cron job set up to run it every morning. Feel free to take this code and run with it - just please post anything cool you add or fix!