Weather in your terminal, with ANSI colors and Unicode symbols
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Description

AnsiWeather is a Shell script for displaying the current weather conditions in your terminal, with support for ANSI colors and Unicode symbols.

AnsiWeather Screenshot

Weather data comes from the OpenWeatherMap free weather API.

Requirements

AnsiWeather requires the following dependencies:

  • A command to fetch HTTP data such as FTP, cURL or wget
  • jq (lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor)
  • bc (arbitrary precision numeric processing language), for doing float arithmetic

Installation

After cloning the repository, simply invoke the script by typing:

./ansiweather

AnsiWeather packages are available for:

OpenBSD

pkg_add ansiweather

Pkgsrc (NetBSD, SmartOS, Mac OS X, etc.)

pkgin install ansiweather

FreeBSD

pkg install ansiweather

Debian

apt-get install ansiweather

Homebrew (Mac OS X)

brew install ansiweather

Usage

Synopsis

ansiweather [-F] [-l location] [-u system] [-f days] [-a value]
            [-s value] [-k key] [-w value] [-h value] [-p value]
            [-d value]

Options

-l location
        Specify location

-u system
        Specify unit system to use ( metric or imperial )

-f days
        Toggle forecast mode for the specified number of upcoming days

-F      Toggle forecast mode for the next five days

-a value
        Toggle ANSI colors display ( true or false )

-s value
        Toggle symbols display ( true or false )

-k key  Specify API key

-w value
        Toggle wind data display ( true or false )

-h value
        Toggle humidity data display ( true or false )

-p value
        Toggle pressure data display ( true or false )

-d value
        Toggle daylight data display ( true or false )

Examples

Display forecast using metric units for the next five days (showing symbols and daylight data) for Rzeszow, Poland:

ansiweather -l Rzeszow,PL -u metric -s true -f 5 -d true

Configuration

The default config file is ~/.ansiweatherrc. The environment variable ANSIWEATHERRC can be set to override this. The following configuration options (detailed below) are available and should be set according to your location and preferences.

Example: ~/.ansiweatherrc

location:Rzeszow,PL
fetch_cmd:ftp -V -o -
units:metric
show_daylight:true

The file ansiweatherrc.example contains all available configuration variables.

Location

Location format is city,CC where CC is a two-letter ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code. A list of country codes is available here. Alternatively, it's also possible to specify locations by their ID, a city list is available here.

In case no location is specified, AnsiWeather will fallback to the default location.

Example: Rzeszow,PL

location:Rzeszow,PL

Fetch Command

Various tools can be used to fetch data: curl, wget, ftp.

Please note that ftp flags and options might differ among implementations and versions, and the example provided here is known to work only on OpenBSD, NetBSD and Mac OS X.

Example: curl -sf

fetch_cmd:curl -sf

Example: wget -qO-

fetch_cmd:wget -qO-

Example: ftp -V -o -

fetch_cmd:ftp -V -o -

Default: curl -sf

System of Units

Both metric and imperial systems are supported.

units:metric

Default: metric

Display ANSI sequences

Toggle ANSI sequences display. Value can be either true (requires an ANSI capable display) or false.

ansi:true

Default: true

Display symbols

Toggle Unicode symbols display. Value can be either true (requires an Unicode capable display) or false.

symbols:true

Default: true

Symbols can be configured or replaced by custom text using the following configuration variables: sun, moon, clouds, rain, fog, mist, haze, snow, thunderstorm.

Display forecast

Show upcoming forecast for the next N days (for 0 <= N <= 7). 0 will show standard output.

forecast:5

Default: 0

Display wind / humidity / pressure

Toggle wind, humidity, and/or pressure display. Values can be either true or false.

show_wind:true
show_humidity:true
show_pressure:true

Default: true

Display sunrise / sunset

Toggle daylight display. Value can be either true or false.

show_daylight:false

Default: false

Date and Time format

Configure date and time format display. See Unix date formatting docs for details.

dateformat:%a %b %d

Default: %a %b %d

timeformat:%b %d %r

Default: %b %d %r

OpenWeatherMap API key

Specify an OpenWeatherMap API key. By default AnsiWeather uses its own key, but users can optionally get their own one by creating a free OpenWeatherMap account.

api_key:85a4e3c55b73909f42c6a23ec35b7147

License

AnsiWeather is released under the BSD 2-Clause license. See LICENSE file for details.

Author

AnsiWeather is developed by Frederic Cambus.

Resources

GitHub: https://github.com/fcambus/ansiweather