GBonds cannot predict the future. It requires redemption tables which are published by the U.S. Treasury Department every 6 months. GBonds version 2.0 is pre-configured with redemption data for Sep 2000 through Aug 2001. New redemption data can be downloaded and installed either Manually or with the Update Redemption Tables Druid.
To update redemption data, select the Settings->Update redemption tables menu command. This launches the Update redemption tables druid (illustrated in Figure 15 - Figure 18). This druid automates and guides the process of downloading and installing new redemption data.
New redemption tables can be downloaded from one of the following sites.
Redemption table file names are of the format sbyyyymm.asc where yyyymm is the first year and month of the data in the file. For example, data for March 2001 through August 2001 would be in a file named sb200103.asc. To install a new redemption file, simply download it into the .gbonds/ directory under your home directory. GBonds will automatically find the new data the next time it is started.
|Filename of Redemption Table|
Do not change the name of the redemption file -- it must have a .asc extension for GBonds to find it.
Example 1. Manually updating redemption data using FTP from command line
$ ftp ftp.snaught.com Name (ftp.snaught.com:jsmith): anonymous Password:jsmith@ 230 Logged in anonymously. ftp>cd gbonds/data 250 "/gbonds" is new cwd ftp>lcd ~/.gbonds Local directory now /home1/jsmith/.gbonds ftp> get ~/sb200109.asc local: sb200109.asc remote: sb200109.asc 226 Transfer completed. 35700 bytes received in 0.902 secs (39 Kbytes/sec) ftp>quit 221 Goodbye. $ gbonds