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quote is a very short and simple Perl script that retrieves stock quotes from Yahoo! Finance. It's a clean and fast command-line interface for getting snapshot stock market prices. It uses the Perl LWP module if available, or lynx otherwise.

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  •  27 Sep 2000 10:52

    Release Notes: Yahoo! changed their web pages in a way that spuriously broke quote; this patch fixes it. The output has been switched from fractional to decimal. quote can now retrieve real-time quotes, and makes the trading volume display more intuitive (e.g. 27.3M instead of 27,320,400).

    •  22 Jun 2000 02:33

      Release Notes: Yahoo! Finance recently changed its stock quote format, breaking 'quote'. This patch fixes it.

      •  03 Apr 2000 03:44

        Release Notes: Handling of market indices (e.g. ^IXIC) and stocks on foreign markets (e.g. NT.TO).

        •  22 Feb 2000 22:21

          Release Notes: First public release.


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