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XTide can work with the X window system, plain text terminals, or the web. This is accomplished with three separate programs: the interactive interface (xtide), the non-interactive or command line interface (tide), and the web interface (xttpd).
The algorithm that XTide uses to predict tides is used by the National Ocean Service in the U.S. It is significantly more accurate than the simple tide clocks that can be bought in novelty stores. However, it takes more to predict tides accurately than just a spiffy algorithm -- data are required for every tidal prediction location. This package provides a sample data set for only one location so you can try out the package, but anything useful requires the data packaged in the xtide-data package (or downloaded from the XTide ftp site).
xtide for DEBIAN ---------------- The Debian package has ready-to-use (fully configured) `tide' and `xtide' binaries. You may try out xtide without any additional data, but this package only has tidal information about one location near San Francisco. For normal usage, you'll need the xtide-data package which contains the required harmonics data. Alternatively, you may download the harmonics.tc more»
tide(1) tide(1) NAME tide - Harmonic tide clock and tide predictor (command line client) SYNOPSIS tide [-b ``YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM''] [-cw pixels] [-dc color] [-Dc color] [-df ``format-string''] [-e ``YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM''] [-ec color] [-el y|n] [-em pSsMm] [-f c|h|i|l|p|t] [-fc color] [-fg color] [- more»
xtide(1) xtide(1) NAME xtide - Harmonic tide clock and tide predictor (interactive client) SYNOPSIS xtide [-aa y|n] [-b ``YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM''] [-bc color] [-bg color] [-cb y|n] [-cw pixels] [-dc color] [-Dc color] [-df ``format-string''] [-display ``X display''] [-ec color] [-el y|n] [-em pSsMm more»
xttpd(8) xttpd(8) NAME xttpd - Harmonic more»
xtide (2.10-2) unstable; urgency=low * Bug fix: "Icons missing copyright information", thanks to more»
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Fri, 24 Jul 1998 15:10:47 -0700 The current Debian maintainer is Peter S Galbraith <firstname.lastname@example.org> more»