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3. The TiVo Shell > 35. Poking Around

Poking Around

With a Bash prompt and some basic Unix utilities, let’s get a lay of the land.

Before we really start mucking around, it’s best to bring out that inner Boy Scout and whip out a map. Let’s get a quick tour of the filesystem.

Tip

No matter how hard you look around, you’re not going to bump into your recorded television programs as they are not stored in this Unix-able partition. Check out Chapter 6 to figure out how to get to them.

If you go to the top-level directory on the TiVo and list all the directories, you will find a superset of those listed here. The directories and their contents may vary from TiVo model to TiVo model, but these are almost certainly going to be there:


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