Geo Weather

curl -s http://www.google.com/ig/api?weather=$(curl -s "http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=$(curl -s icanhazip.com)" | grep City | sed 's/City: \(.*\)/\1/' | sed 's/ /%20/g' | sed "s/'/%27/g") | sed 's|.*<temp_f data="\([^"]*\)"/>.*|\1\n|'
Weather based on your location

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  • This command will determine an individuals local weather, based on their I.P. address. I had to learn a lot about SED and a little about XMLStarlet in order to achieve this. This command is my original work and there is much room for improvement; I look forward to any constructive feedback. Show Sample Output


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    xmlstarlet fo "http://www.google.com/ig/api?weather=$(curl -s api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=$(curl -s icanhazip.com)... SEE SAMPLE OUTPUT
    o0110o · 2010-02-11 06:32:44 3

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I really like how much you compressed this hack of my command, but for some reason it does not work for me :(
o0110o · 658 weeks and 5 days ago
Sorry about that, should work now.
matthewbauer · 658 weeks and 5 days ago
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this command still doesn't work :( I have made my own version of this, see here: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4851/geo-temp
o0110o · 658 weeks and 5 days ago
That's weird does: curl -s "http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=$(curl -s icanhazip.com)" | grep "City:" | sed 's/City: \(.*\)/\1/' | sed 's/ /%20/g' Work for you?
matthewbauer · 658 weeks and 4 days ago
It returns: ST.%20JOHN'S,%20NL However, the Google Weather API doesn't accept < ' >; it needs to be encoded as %27 :)
o0110o · 658 weeks and 4 days ago
Nicely Done :)
o0110o · 658 weeks and 4 days ago
FYI, if you wanted to make your command slimmer you could take advantage of the fact that curl doesn't need " Here is an example: curl -s www.google.com/ig/api?weather=$(curl -s api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=$(curl -s icanhazip.com) | grep City | sed -e's/C.*: \(.*\)/\1/' -e's/ /%20/g' -e"s/'/%27/g") | sed 's|.* That is your exact same command, but with 25 fewer characters :)
o0110o · 658 weeks and 4 days ago
[EDIT] FYI, if you wanted to make your command slimmer you could take advantage of the fact that curl doesn't need [http://] prefixes to interpret a URL. Here is an example: curl -s www.google.com/ig/api?weather=$(curl -s api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=$(curl -s icanhazip.com) | grep City | sed -e's/C.*: \(.*\)/\1/' -e's/ /%20/g' -e"s/'/%27/g") | sed 's|.* That is your exact same command, but with 25 fewer characters :)
o0110o · 658 weeks and 4 days ago
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