weatherman displays weather information from WeatherBug on the command line. It is written entirely in bash and will run on most UNIX/Linux systems.
The latest version of weatherman was released on January 12, 2013 with the following changes:
- Using metric units with extended forecasts works once again
- Better column alignment when metric units are specified
- Fixed a rare case where extended forecasts would be displayed incorrectly
- No longer display units with empty values
- Removed the program name and project URL from the output
weatherman is also available on the Arch Linux AUR.
weatherman requires curl.
$ tar -zxvf weatherman-1.2.2.tar.gz $ cd weatherman-1.2.2 # cp weatherman /usr/bin # chmod a+x /usr/bin/weatherman # cp weatherman.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1
If you are using OpenBSD, you will need to gunzip the manpage before copying it.
weatherman [options] LOCATION Examples: weatherman "Tokyo, Japan" weatherman -e 77001 Options: -m use metric units (Celcius, millibars, millimeters) -e use English units (Fahrenheit, inches) -x show extended forecast -F FORMAT print output using specified format -S set unit and location setting as defaults -h display this help and exit -v output version information and exit
$ weatherman "Tokyo, Japan" Current Conditions for Tokyo, Japan Reported by Tokyo (Haneda International Airport) @ Jan 13, 2013 12:00 PM Temp: 10 C Today: Mostly Sunny Tonight: Rain High: 10 C Wind Speed: ESE 13 Rain: 0.00mm Low: 1 C Gust: ESE 11 Rain/Month: 0.00mm Feels Like: 10 C Avg Wind: ESE 13 Sunrise: 6:50 AM Humidity: 47% Pressure: 1019.98mb Sunset: 4:48 PM Dew Point: -1 C Moonphase: New Data provided by WeatherBug.com
weatherman allows you to customize the output however you want with the -F option.
Each piece of data can be referenced with a sequence character. Escape sequences are also interpreted. This option isn't usable with extended forecasts.
For example, if you only wanted to display the current temperature for Tokyo, Japan, you would use the following command:
$ weatherman -F'%c %u' "Tokyo, Japan"
A more detailed example followed by the resulting output:
$ weatherman -F'The high and low temps for %l are %T %u and %t %u with a humidity of %h%%' "Tokyo, Japan" The high and low temps for Tokyo, Japan are 17 C and 16 C with a humidity of 63%
See the manpage for a list of available sequence characters.
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