[rs] Schedule the film '1984'

Dave F.

Member
Hi
I wish to schedule the film '1984'. Is there a way to set RS to find the title if it's only '1984'; such as using RegEx?: '^1984$'

I'm unwilling to set the content to Film/Drama in the standard rules as that relies on Freeview assigning it correctly, which occasionally it fails to do. I've missed a couple of previous recordings. Standard rules will find any program with '1984' in the title, such a historic Top of the Pops.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Instead of auto-scheduling the search hit, set it to email alert. Then you can screen the results and only schedule the one you want.
 
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Dave F.

Dave F.

Member
Disappointing it can't be auto, but thanks. As * & ? (part of regex) are included could ^ & $ be added?
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
It should work if you just put it in quotes, "1984", at least for an advanced rule.

Edit: just confirmed this with "ncis' - it didn't find the New Orleans or New York variants.
 

EEPhil

Number 28
It should work if you just put it in quotes, "1984", at least for an advanced rule.

Edit: just confirmed this with "ncis' - it didn't find the New Orleans or New York variants.
It wouldn't find "New York" as there isn't such a version of NCIS - "Los Angeles"? or CSI:NY? :D
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
It wouldn't find "New York" as there isn't such a version of NCIS - "Los Angeles"? or CSI:NY? :D
Fair enough, it was late. It's the LA variant that stopped showing up once I added the quotes.
 
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Dave F.

Dave F.

Member
Resurrecting this post as I'm still frustrated by the rules.
Quotes around the title doesn't work.

I've set a rule to look for a single word film: Brothers. Without quotes it returns any film with that word in the title ie 'Seven brides for seven brothers'.

This is the same as using asterisks (See news below.)

I think there should be difference - A string on it's own without any Regex should find only that literal string.

Help screen:
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Luke

Well-Knwοn Мember
Resurrecting this post as I'm still frustrated by the rules.
Quotes around the title doesn't work.
Double quotes has been working for me for quite some time on the advanced rule set.
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Double quotes do not work in a similar manner on the simple rule set.
 

MymsMan

Ad detector
Is there a reason the simple set can't have the same rules?
They were developed at different times and changing the way they work now could break some existing rules for some users.

Is there a reason you cant create an advanced rule - they are not that complicated
 
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