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weather: command-line tool to obtain weather conditions and forecasts

weather - command-line tool to obtain weather conditions and forecasts


weather [ options ] [ alias [ alias [...] ] ]


This utility is intended to provide quick access to current weather conditions and forecasts. Presently, it is capable of providing data for localities throughout the United States of America by retrieving and processing METAR data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and forecasts from the National Weather Service. Behavior can be determined by command-line options and specification of zero or more aliases. Aliases are defined in weatherrc files, as a convenient means of grouping option combinations together using a short name. Specifying multiple aliases on the command line causes the utility to output data for each, as if it had been invoked multiple times. If no alias is specified, then an alias of "default" is used (assuming it has been defined) or the built-in default values are chosen (if it has not).


A summary of options is included below. --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show a help message and exit -a, --alert include local alert notices --atypes=ATYPES alert notification types to display --aurl=AURL alert URL (including %atype% and %zone%) -c CITY, --city=CITY the city name (ex: "Raleigh Durham") --flines=FLINES maximum number of forecast lines to show -f, --forecast include a local forecast --furl=FURL forecast URL (including %city% and %st%) --headers=HEADERS the conditions headers to display -i ID, --id=ID the METAR station ID (ex: KRDU) --imperial filter/convert for US/UK units -l, --list print a list of configured aliases -m, --metric filter/convert for metric units --murl=MURL METAR URL (including %id%) -n, --no-conditions disable output of current conditions (forces -f) -o, --omit-forecast omit the local forecast (cancels -f) --quiet skip preambles and don't indent -s ST, --st=ST the state abbreviation (ex: NC) -v, --verbose show full decoded feeds (cancels -q) -z ZONES, --zones=ZONES alert zones (ex: nc/ncc183,nc/ncz041)


weather may additionally obtain configuration data from a system-wide configuration file, a per-user configuration file, and a local directory configuration file. The file format and configuration options are described in weatherrc(5). They are aggregated in the following order: /etc/weatherrc the system-wide configuration ~/.weatherrc the per-user configuration (can be used to override the above) ./weatherrc the local directory configuration (can be used to override the above)
weather View output for the defined default alias, or the built-in default values if there is no default alias defined in the configuration files. weather -i kavl Display current conditions at the KAVL METAR station. weather -n -c asheville -s nc See a forecast for the Asheville, NC area. weather -fv gso Get the full decoded METAR for the station associated with the gso alias, and the forecast data for the city/state associated with the gso alias, without filtering or fancy formatting. weather home work Show current conditions for both the home and work aliases in that order.


Utility and manual written by Jeremy Stanley <fungi@yuggoth.org>. March 15, 2010 WEATHER(1)

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