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MythTV “du” – find out what shows take up the most space

I was wondering where all my space was going in MythTV recently, so I figured I’d whip up a quick “du” that will give me a per-title breakdown of usage.

It assumes you have just the one storage area for recordings.


#!/bin/bash
STORAGEPATH='/mnt/storage/Media/MythTV/recordings'
DBPASS='abc123'

QUERY="SELECT basename,title FROM recorded ORDER BY title;"
MYSQL="mysql -u mythtv --password="$DBPASS' mythconverg"
SIZE=0
COUNTING_FOR=''
echo $QUERY | $MYSQL | tail -n +2 | while read BASENAME TITLE; do
if [ "$COUNTING_FOR" != "$TITLE" -a "$COUNTING_FOR" != "" ]; then
echo "${SIZE} MB - $COUNTING_FOR"
SIZE=0
fi
COUNTING_FOR="$TITLE"
SIZE=$(($SIZE + `du -m "$STORAGEPATH/$BASENAME"|cut -f1`))
done

Use it like this:

./mythtv_du.sh|sort -nr|head -20