wego is a cool weather client for your Linux terminal, it will display the weather in ASCII. It can show you the forecast for 1 to 5 days, in metric or imperial and also can use SSL for security. It will show you the temperature, the wind speed and direction, the viewing distance and the precipitation amount and probability
How to install
To install wego we must first install the dependencies using the following command in Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install golang-go git
Next you are ready to install wego like this
$ export GOPATH=/home/yourusername/gocode
$ go get github.com/schachmat/wego
$ cd ~/gocode/bin
Now we will run wego for the first time to create the configuration file, it should give you the following message:
2015/05/21 20:06:36 No API key specified. Setup instructions are in the README.
Next you will need to go to Worldweatheronline website to get an API key for your little app. The following page will appear:
You will have to enter you valid email address, name and password to get an API key, after you register you will need to verify the account from the email you receive. The next thing you will see will look like this:
Next open the file ~/.wegorc with your favorite text editor and add your API key to it, the file should look something like this:
You can also set the city you wish to get weather by default with the app.
You are all set you can now run the application from it's directory using the ./wego command, you should get a result like this:
You can also use to get weather information from other cities like so:
$ ./wego bucharest
That's it, we hope you will enjoy your cool Linux console weather application, if you have any issue with the installation or using it you can leave us a comment.
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