buildMetarDB(1) build databases for METAR stations


buildMetarDB ,-l|-a /[,options/]


This script downloads, saves and processes the textfiles needed for building the databases to enable searching for METAR stations.

You can download the locations, which is a database of about 12000 world-wide locations, which can be used to determine the coordinates of your city or you can download a file with 6500 airports providing the metar data. This database is used for the next-METAR-station search. Please see the appropriate documentation in the Services_Weather_Metar class.


build locationsDB
build airportsDB
-f <file>
use <file> as input
save downloaded file to disk
-t <dbtype>
type of the DB to be used
-r <dbprotocol> protocol of the DB to be used
-d <dbname>
name of the DB to be used
-u <dbuser>
user of the DB to be used
-p <dbpass>
pass of the DB to be used
-h <dbhost>
host of the DB to be used
-o <dboptions>
options of the DB to be used in the notation option=value,...
display verbose debugging messages multiple -v increases verbosity