sidetrack [was Re: 'at now' not working as expected]
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Thu Oct 9 12:24:27 UTC 2008
On Thu, 9 Oct 2008, Andrew D wrote:
> 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 :)
Sure does, thanks Andrew. Saved as text, very amenable to a bit of grep
'n awking. Took transit times too, useful for calibrating solar clocks.
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