A reader writes in to report that Accuweather has changed their Web page layout and the shell script from Wicked Cool Shell Scripts that returns the weather forecast (script #63, weather.sh), is broken.
If you find yourself working on the command line and need to whip out a quick statistical analysis or two, you’ll be glad to know that Wicked Cool Shell Scripts fan Josh Kotecha has sent in a very nice little shell script that does just that using the scriptbc script included in the book.
Another hiccup in a script included in Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, one that’s a subtle problem because it sometimes occurs because of a user-set LS_OPTIONS flag. Script #37, bestcompress, has the following sequence:
I’ve been discussing the key tasks that a Mac OS X user has to run to ensure that their system stays healthy and in tip-top shape, and one set that we’ve all agreed upon are the daily, weekly and monthly cron jobs. You can figure out when they’re run with a simple grep command.