Fortune cookies for Linux
Fortune brings you a saying or a joke when you launch a terminal
session. Or you can attach a fortune to your email signature to
brighten up your messges.
If you want your fortune telling and
you can’t wait until your next Chinese
meal, why not configure your
Linux computer to hand out virtual fortune
Most Linux distributions include a fortune-
cookie tool known as Fortune. The
package for Suse 9.3 is simply called fortune.
Gentoo users can give the emerge
fortune-mod command to add the virtual
fortune teller to their software collection.
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