The Mythlink documentation says:
I interpret this to mean that I need to get the cron job running, in any case, so that mythlink.pl will run at least once a day to clean up any deleted symlinks.
Using as a User Job
When used as a User Job, mythlink.pl will be executed when the recording ends, and can be configured such that it only creates a link for the new recording. To use the script as a User Job, specify the --chanid and --starttime arguments in addition to any other desired arguments and it will create a link only for the new recording:
mythlink.pl --link /mnt/pretty --chanid %CHANID% --starttime %STARTTIME% --format '%T/%T%-%S'
Note: You will also need to run mythlink.pl separately to remove old symlinks. See Usage.
Is that how you read it?
If so, I need to get back to the cron troubleshooting!
I found this page:
I just tried "ps aux | grep cron" and got this:
That unixgeeks page says the top line shows that crond is running, and the bottom line is the search I just ran.
user1@Mythbuntu:~$ ps aux | grep cron
root 1175 0.0 0.0 19104 496 ? Ss Aug26 0:00 cron
user1 25280 0.0 0.0 6500 620 pts/1 S+ 18:43 0:00 grep --color=auto cron
In looking in the most rescent syslog file, I see these entries every hour:
I'm not sure if that is significant...
Aug 31 08:12:01 Mythbuntu CRON: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Aug 31 08:12:01 Mythbuntu CRON: (CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output)