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Copyright (C) 2023 mirk0dex <>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.

Flag icons: Copyright (c) 2013 Panayiotis Lipiridis


ccvt is a cURRENCY cONvERtER that converts values from one currency to another. It's available both as a CLI and GUI program.

Running dependencies

  • a computer,
  • curl (for fetching the latest exchange rates [/optional/]),
  • jq (same as above),
  • any UNIX-like OS.

Building dependencies

  • glibc (not based enough to use musl yet),
  • Xlib (yeah, yeah, I know…),
  • Nuklear (very based indeed).


Clone the repo, cd into its directory, compile and copy to /usr/local/bin/ and you're good to go!

If you're in a terminal emulator, run:

git clone # clone the repository
cd ccvt                                        # cd into its dir
chmod +x ./                          # make executable
./ # this MUST be run in a terminal  # run

Building manually

Just use the Makefile, after installing the required dependencies.




ccvt <value to convert> <INITIAL CURRENCY> <FINAL CURRENCY>

UPPERCASE three-letter ISO 4217 currency identifiers must be given in place of <FINAL CURRENCY> or <INITIAL CURRENCY>.

To list all available currencies' identifiers, run ccvt with no arguments.



ccvt also offers a simple GUI, built using Nuklear. You can access it by looking for "cURRENCY cONvERtER" in your application menu. Alternatively, you can open a terminal window and use the command ccvt-gui.

This kind of interface has some cons to it: command line interfaces are generally quicker and more straight-forward.

If you use the "Search" function, please note that it is case-sensitive, and you must write in ALL CAPS.

Fetching new exchange rates

ccvt gets its exchange rates from a text file stored in $HOME/.local/share/ccvt/eRates.txt. This file is managed by a script called

It uses, so be aware that running this script will ping this website. (The script is ran automatically when you install the program with!).

Every once in a while, if you're fine with that, be sure to run the above-mentioned script to make sure currency conversions are correct.

If you use the graphical interface, you can use the "Update exch. r.s" button to do so.