[nSLUG] Local weather information...

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Tue Feb 24 11:59:11 AST 2009


On Mon, 23 Feb 2009, David Potter wrote:

> In the HRM area there are a number of sites that collect data continuously, 
> the bridges, etc...  Does anyone know if there is any way to get that type of 
> information to my desktop?

lynx -dump http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/71395.html > /tmp/weather.out
WIND=`grep Wind: weather.out | tr -s " "`
notify-send "${WIND}"

That will send the current wind speed from the page Gerald referenced to 
the notification daemon on your machine. Pop that in a shell script and 
make a cron job to call it as often as you want and off you go. The -t 
option to notify-send specifies the timeout before the notification 
closes, if you want something there permanently/for longer.

Cheers... Dop.



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