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.
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
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).
Release Notes: Yahoo! Finance recently changed its stock quote format, breaking 'quote'. This patch fixes it.
Release Notes: Handling of market indices (e.g. ^IXIC) and stocks on foreign markets (e.g. NT.TO).
Release Notes: First public release.