Are their other Working Weather Scripts?

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Fri Feb 3 20:05:32 UTC 2017

Maybe wput or expect would be good starting platforms for such a script.
  I have weather-util working over here and it's an application not a 
script and a large one at that but most of that is because when once 
installed you can look up metar stations locally. It puts all the 
databases available from other sources on the local hard drive. On Fri, 3 
Feb 2017, Janina Sajka wrote:

> Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 12:44:34
> From: Janina Sajka <janina at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: Re: Are their other Working Weather Scripts?
> Thanks, Tim. This is very helpful and news to me. Much appreciated.
> The rainmaker host behind the weather command went off line earlier this
> week. I've been using that command for several decades, but it's been
> down for days, and possibly down forever. I don't know.
> Fortunately, is still up. It's not command
> line, though I imagine one could write a script quite readily.
> Janina
> Tim Chase writes:
>> You can try
>>   curl
>> which should attempt to find you by IP address and dump the weather
>> to the terminal.  It does some fancy-ANSI stuff to colorize it &
>> draw boxes, and it wrapped a little on my 80-column display.
>> You can also customize it:
>> Airport codes:  curl
>> Cities: curl
>> Postal codes: curl
>> Help: curl
>> Hope this gets you what you need.
>> -tim
>> [sorry if this was a dupe; I had mail-server issues]
>> On February  1, 2017, Larry Hart wrote:
>>> Well, for many years I have been running a "wx" script which goes
>>> through Wunderground telnet site. Well, I think that site is off
>>> the air. This script is from 2009, but earlier versions I think go
>>> much ferther back. Can some1 please suggest an alternative
>>> commandline script for receiving current conditions and forecasts?
>>> Thanks so much in advance Hart
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