I admit that I could be missing something obvious, but I did a search and at least the terms I tried didn't return results that seem to apply. Here's what I'm thinking.
Assume a show that you want to capture and extract is now in re-runs only.
(example Gilligan's Island) For the example, assume only 4 episodes were ever made.
Gilligan and the jet pack, Gilligan and the super seeds, Gilligan gets married,
Gilligan and Wrong Way Feldman (not real titles that I know of)
The stations airing Gilligan show all but Gilligan and the jet pack over and over. What I'd like to do is extract the other 3 but leave a very small placeholder file on the Dtivo that would keep these three titles from recording again. (like a "Never record this episode" option)
The placeholder file would be tiny compared to the real episode but have the title info needed to keep it from recording again. I could see how this might be done with the FTP program but wondered if it might be considered for possible feature inclusion or if someone had a better workaround.
No expectations, totally understand this is a hobby. Just got stumped on this and wondered if someone else had an answer I had missed.