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Old 03-24-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
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Command Line RSS Reader and Weather Forecaster?

Is there a simple command line program that takes the address of an RSS feed as input and outputs the RSS feed titles/links/descriptions to standard output (one per line)? Or something similar for the CLI?

Additionally, does anyone know of a CLI program that gets the current weather conditions for a location (like a desklet/widget)? In other words, a way that you might just type in your location and get something like:

'Mostly cloudy. 9 degrees' on standard output?

By the way, I've tried 'TheYoke' - I'd be interested to know if there are others.

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Old 03-29-2005, 01:37 PM   #2
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Maybe Snownews ?
Old 03-29-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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Thanks, but Snownews is an ncurses interface program, and I was looking for something that would just print the RSS to standard output. TheYoke does this OK.

I'm really looking for the weather program now.
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I know that this thread is very, very old, but I stumbled across it and I have another suggestion for a good, command-line weather program. It's called wunderpy, and I've been working on it over the past few months. It gets weather from Weather Underground. It isn't ncurses-based, but it also is not just using the standard output. The website is You should check it out.

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In wunderpy, is it possible to set the location as a constant within the script, or have a config file with the location?

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newsbeuter - text mode rss feed reader with podcast support
weather-util works from terminal and with conky
Description: command-line tool to obtain weather conditions and forecasts
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.


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