How to View Stock Quotes from the Command Line

By Lowell Heddings on August 16th, 2010

If you spend loads of time at the command line on your Linux, Mac, or Cygwin terminal, here’s the simple trick to view stock quotes from the command line.

It really is very simple… just pop this into your terminal window:

curl -s 'http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=aapl&f=l1'

And you’ll see the stock price for Apple.

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Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/16/10
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