MythTV Status

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This Perl script will display the current status of your MythTV system at the command line. It can optionally append it to the system message of the day (MOTD) on a regular basis (setup by default on Debian, and Debian derived distros).




Getting it


mythtv-status is in both Debian and Ubuntu, but the version may be out of date. If you want a newer version, then you can install it from my own repo:
deb squeeze main
deb sid main  -- Or just use the main Debian repo!
And then apt-get install mythtv-status, that's it.

The GPG key for the repo is 0x45D164F6 (the easy way to grab the key is: apt-key advanced --keyserver --recv-keys 0x45D164F6 .)


Available as a package to install via dnf.


emerge mythtv-status
You can see the package page as well.


Tarballs are available here, and the latest is called mythtv-status-latest.tar.gz.


The source code is in a git repository which you can browse. To grab it you can do:
git clone

Check out the ChangeLog for recent (and upcoming) changes.

Patches welcome!

Last Updated: 2019/02/08