If you already have part of a show and need to specify where FlexGet should begin downloading, it can be done using the
begin option. This should be equal to the first episode you want FlexGet to accept. This may not be needed in most cases, since FlexGet will not skip forward and back seasons due to episode advancement functionality. If you are using
next_series_seasons, those plugins will reference the
begin episode if it's set. There are two ways to set this value: from config or from the CLI.
The begin option can be set on series that are use 'ep', 'sequence', or 'date'
identified_by mode. Setting the
begin option will also set
identified_by for the series, based on the format of the episode identifier used. Format for episode identifiers is as follows:
ep: SXXEYY, e.g.
sequence: Just the episode number, e.g.
date: YYYY-MM-DD, e.g.
begin for a show from the CLI, use the
series begin command:
flexget series begin "Name of Series" S02E01
You can also set
begin directly from a task config:
series: - Pioneer One: begin: S02E01
begin via any of the methods above will save it in the database. You can see what the
begin episode is for a given series by using the CLI command
flexget series show "Show Name"
begin episode is set, it will be listed at the bottom of the resulting table. (Note it will also be reflected in the table, even if it hasn't been downloaded or seen, in which case all columns except the Entity ID will be empty.)
┌My Show────┬────────────┬────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────┬────────┐ │ Entity ID │ Latest age │ Release titles │ Release Quality │ Proper │ ├───────────┼────────────┼────────────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────┼────────┤ │ S04E01 │ │ │ │ │ └───────────┴────────────┴────────────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────┴────────┘ * Downloaded Series uses `ep` mode to identify episode numbering (identified_by). See option `identified_by` for more information. Begin episode for this series set to `S04E01`.
To remove the begin episode, use the CLI command
series forget with the episode ID set as begin:
flexget series forget "My Show" S04E01