Lynx Accessible Weather
Linux for blind general discussion
blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Oct 31 19:18:45 UTC 2017
I'll have to also try that as I do know our air port code and our
latitude and longitude at least the degrees part, not the minutes
but that would probably get one quite close enough.
Maybe a little tinkering with perl could make it just
Before I retired, I worked in Network Operations at
Oklahoma State University for 25 years and dabbled in C as in gcc
before a coworker got me to learning perl. I now wish I had
spent more time developing in perl since what one comes up with
is faster to produce and tends to have less hidden bugs in it.
The truth be known, A better C programmer also comes up
with programs that have fewer hidden bugs so I am not blaming
anybody but myself. Figuring out how to make the machines do
what we want them to do is fun and sometimes, a little
Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> writes:
> Tim here. While not lynx accessible per se, you can use
> $ curl http://wttr.in/dallas,tx
> to get a weather report in the terminal. I have a few small issues
> with it, though the biggest is that it tries to be pretty and ends up
> going beyond 80 columns of text. But you can change the location to
> any number of things, whether zip-code, city name, or airport code.
> There's more documentation and source at
> I'm not sure of its weather source (if it ties to Weather Underground
> or not)
> Alternatively, if you know your latitude and longitude, you can plug
> them in this URL
> (that happens to be Dallas, TX near here) which uses the NWS data.
> You can either bookmark it in lynx or make a function/alias in bash
> to pull up that URL for you quickly.
> Hope those suggestions help,
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