Get the current gold price

echo "Gold price is" $(wget\?from=XAU\&to=USD -q -O - | jq ".rate") "USD"
Returns the current price of a troy ounce of gold, in USD. Requires the "jq" JSON parser.
Sample Output
Gold price is 1088.05 USD

By: lordtoran
2015-11-11 14:20:06

What Others Think

Hmm... I'd rearrange the quotes a little (and get rid of the escaping): The other quotes aren't needed. echo Gold price is $(wget "" -q -O - | jq .rate) USD . Also, I'd be tempted to factor out the currency to make it more versatile. Here's your command for the British Pounds: C=GBP; echo Gold price is $(wget "$C" -q -O - | jq .rate) $C
flatcap · 299 weeks ago
Sorry im a newbie
Dentorman · 297 weeks and 6 days ago
This is currently broken because the rate-exchange-1 API is producing error 500.
codycook · 208 weeks and 4 days ago
This exchange maybe updates only once in 24H? I keep getting the same price
shlomo · 65 weeks and 2 days ago
any new recent updates with the forum??
Killersmile · 18 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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