quote is free software, distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL); see the file COPYING (in the distribution) for details.
June 22, 2000: (v0.04) Argh... I should do regression-testing. 0.04 re-fixes the bug fixed by 0.02.
June 21, 2000: (v0.03) Incorporated a fix from firstname.lastname@example.org to deal with Yahoo's new quote format (naturally, it broke while I was out of town, away from email...)
April 4, 2000: (v0.02) Added a fix to handle indices (e.g. ^IXIC) and stocks in foreign markets (e.g. NT.TO). Based on patches sent by Cenk Bilgen (email@example.com) and Calvin White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
quote(1) quote 0.05 quote(1) NAME quote - Command-line stock quote display SYNOPSIS quote [-r ] <symbol1> [symbol2...] DESCRIPTION quote is a very short and simple Perl script that retrieves stock quotes from Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com). It's a clean and fast command-line interface for getting snapshot stock market prices. quote can be used to retrieve prices of U.S. stocks (CSCO, DELL), non-U.S. stocks (NT.TO), and market indices (^DJI, ^IXIC). Note that the ^ character is a shell meta-character and may need to be escaped or quoted. quote uses the Perl LWP module if available, or lynx otherwise (found in /usr/bin/lynx). OPTIONS -r Attempt to retrieve real-time quotes from Yahoo! Finance. This is not supported for all stock symbols. EXAMPLES Use of quote is very simple: % quote csco ibm dell nt.to '^ixic' CSCO: 55.19 -2.00 (-3.50%) on vol of 72.6M @4:00PM IBM: 119.12 -3.88 (-3.15%) on vol of 6.2M @4:52PM DELL: 33.62 -0.69 (-2.00%) on vol of 35.2M @4:00PM NT.TO: 95.50 -4.10 (-4.12%) on vol of 6.3M @4:58PM ^IXIC: 3689.10 -52.12 (-1.39%) @5:16PM You can also try to retrieve real-time quotes: % quote -r csco dell CSCO: 55.62 -1.56 (-2.73%) @7:58 PM DELL: 33.88 -0.44 (-1.28%) @7:39 PM BUGS quote depends on the particular format that Yahoo! Finance uses for its web pages. If Yahoo! changes its layout significantly, quote will break. NOTES Quotes from Yahoo! Finance are delayed up to 20 minutes. WARNING THIS PROGRAM IS TO BE USED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRADING PURPOSES. The author shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. AUTHOR Jeremy Elson <email@example.com> The current version of this software is available at http://www.circlemud.org/~jelson/software/quote quote 0.05 27 September 2000 1
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