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mdwoolley
2007-11-21, 08:52
Hi

I'd like to schedule a task to run nightly and scan my music library automatically, every day. Is this possible? If so, what command would I run? I'm hoping I can invoke a perl script directly from the command line.

Thanks

Mark Lanctot
2007-11-21, 08:59
This would be much easier from the web interface.

You didn't say which SS version you were running, but in 6.5.4, Server Settings - Plugins - Rescan Music Library at the bottom.

You may need to enable the Rescan Music Library plugin first.

kdf
2007-11-21, 09:08
look for scanner.pl, if you run it with no options, you'll get the
usage info.
you can create a command line for your needs and use that as the cron
job.

There is also a built-in time rescan plugin with SqueezeCenter that
allows
you to trigger a scan of a pre-determined type every 24 hours. You can
get to that via the remote or the web ui.

-kdf

mdwoolley
2007-11-22, 02:06
Thanks for both replies.

I'm running 6.5.4 and confess that I hadn't noticed the drop down in the settings page. This stuff just gets better and better!