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my package of the day: weather-util

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Let me introduce you today into a tool that a lot of people might evaluate as useless: Jeremy Stanley’s weather-util. Whith this tiny python script, which finally found its way into Debian Etch and Ubuntu repositories, you can retrieve weather information from weather stations worldwide directly from the command line.

After installing it by running “aptitude install weather-util” or synaptec, call “weather”:

$ weather
Current conditions at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU)
Last updated Jun 04, 2008 - 01:51 AM EDT / 2008.06.04 0551 UTC
Wind: from the S (180 degrees) at 10 MPH (9 KT)
Sky conditions: mostly cloudy
Temperature: 72.0 F (22.2 C)
Relative Humidity: 73%

Pretty impressive, isn’t it?

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