Kenneth John Odle
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|amer-authors||3 months ago|
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|hesse||3 months ago|
|kjodlenet||3 months ago|
|musicians||3 months ago|
|readme.md||3 months ago|
Fortune Fortune Files
fortune utility is a fun little utility that, when called, outputs a fortune to
The fortunes are found in (generally)
/usr/share/games/fortunes. To create you own fortunes, create a text file in that folder (you will need root privileges), and separate each fortune with a
% sign on a separate line. (See the current files for examples.)
After you save your file, use the
strfile utility to create a
.dat file that
fortune can read.
Offensive or potentially offensive fortunes should have
-o appended to the file name and be placed in
/usr/share/games/fortunes/off. The command
fortune -o will return a fortune from any file found in that directly.
About these files:
kjodlenet — A list of quotations that appear in the header of my home page.
hesse — Quotations from Herman Hesse.
musicians — Quotations from musicians (WIP)
amer-authors — Quotations from USian authors (WIP)
My installation was missing any offensive fortunes, so I went searching. I found a set of
fortune files at OpenGrok and have added the offensive fortune file here. (If you go there, I urge you to read the "Notes" file.) As noted in the fortune manual, proceed with caution, or not at all if you are easily offended.