stockgrab fixed

There’s now a fixed version of stockgrab available.

The new version uses LWP::Simple to fetch web pages instead of opening a socket and manually feeding in an HTTP request (this gives you an idea how old the original script is). And instead of using the normal HTML quote page from Yahoo and parsing it, it now uses Yahoo’s quotes.csv service. That service gives you a CSV formatted response of the particular fields you want.

As a side effect, the output format of stockgrab is slightly different than previously. The format is a bit cleaner this way though. Plus it’s easy to modify things to show the data and format you want.

Also the stockbuds list has been updated for today and should work fine going forward.

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