On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 15:53:31 +0100, Melchior FRANZ <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Thanks! I'll let the metar proxy download the requested files from there
> to $FG_HOME/metar/<day>/[0-9][0-9]Z.TXT and serve the most appropriate metar
> data string to fgfs via the normal NOAA lookup mechanism (via HTTP). One has
> then only to start fgfs with a time for which the cache has METAR data
> available, and there we go.  :-)

There's one gotcha -- the file for the current cycle is usually
incomplete (the file grows as reports are collected), so you always
want the previous one as a backup.


All the best,


David

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