A bash script to get the weather from OpenWeatherMap and output to the terminal, Openbox, or HTML
4. [How to use](#4-how-to-use)
## 1. About
Weather report written in Bash.
`weather.sh` gets the current weather from
[OpenWeatherMap](http://openweathermap.org/) and displays the
results to the terminal, HTML, or for an OpenBox pipe menu. It will
calculate (if appropriate) the "feel like" weather by calculating the
wind chill or heat index. A great deal of basis for this script comes
and many more that I forgot to save the URLs of.
## 2. License
This project is licensed under the MIT license. For the full license, see `LICENSE`.
## 3. Prerequisites
* OpenWeatherMap API key ([http://openweathermap.org/appid](http://openweathermap.org/appid)).
* Bash shell ≥ 4.2.
* `bc` basic calculator for floating point arithmetic. Can be found in the `bc` package on major Linux distributions.
* `curl` command-line tool for getting data using HTTP protocol. cURL can be found in the `curl` package on major Linux distributions.
* `grep` command-line tool used for parsing downloaded XML data. `grep` can be found in the `grep` package on major Linux distributions.
* `jq` command-line tool for parsing JSON data. `jq` can be found in the `jq` package on major Linux distributions.
* `tr` command-line tool for parsing JSON data. `tr` can be found in the `tr` package on major Linux distributions.
## 4. How to use
Run `weather.sh` with the appropriate commandline switches (below). If
the current conditions do not qualify for the heat index or wind chill,
it is not displayed.
Copy (and edit, as appropriate) the `weather_sh.rc` file to `$HOME\.config`.
The first line is the OpenWeatherMap API key
The second line is your default location
The third line is your default degree character (either `c` or `f`)
The fourth line is True or False depending on whether or not you want
icons displayed for the weather.
### Command-line options
`weather.sh` can be started with the following command line options:
* `-k` Specifies OpenWeatherMap API key from the command-line.
* `-l city_name` Sets the city for manual weather lookup.
* `-t` Output to the terminal/stdout (default if no output is specified)
* `-h` Output HTML formatted text
* `-o` Output OpenBox output
* `-f` Use imperial (farenheit, inches Hg, mph) units; default is metric
_Note: If the OpenWeatherMap API key is specified from the command-line, it will override the API key set in the file._