sidetrack [was Re: 'at now' not working as expected]

Andrew D andrewd at
Thu Oct 9 11:30:44 UTC 2008

Hi Ian,

Ian Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Oct 2008, Peter Wemm wrote:
> [..]
>  > My tolerance for hacking at(1) code was exceeded when I added hacks
>  > for 'at sunrise' and 'at sunset' support to a local version.  It
>  > wasn't pretty, especially when handling things like '30 minutes before
>  > sunrise' etc.  (I use this for home automation stuff)
> Peter, just curious .. from where do you pull the current sunrise/sunset 
> info for your location, and in what form?

In Australia, you get it from Geoscience Australia.

Just need a few curl queries and then extract the required info from the 
html source :)


> cheers, Ian
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