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Postby jan_valjean on Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:41 am

F.S. Fitzgerald to Hemingway:
"Ernest, the rich are different from us."
Hemingway:
"Yes. They have more money."
jan_valjean@mint:~$ Greetings,

Since having Mint installed, whenever I open a terminal, a quote or saying, sometimes a dialog, as seen above, before prompt, greets me first, which has attracted my attention. I would like to simply know if this is peculiar to Mint and in what directory I could find the related file so that I can edit and/or enrich its content by adding more quotes.

Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.

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Postby clem on Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:05 am

Hi Necdet,

This is something Slackware used to do. Ubuntu didn't do it so we added it to Mint :)

In /etc/bash.bashrc there is a reference to /usr/games/fortune

You can have a look at "man fortune" to see if you'd rather call fortune with some extra parameters :)

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Postby clem on Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:08 am

As you can see we're taking the best out of other distributions and putting it in our own...

- the mintdesktop idea from Mandriva..
- the mintmenu and mintconfig ideas from SUSE...
- the great packages and package manager from Debian...
- the great base and work made by Ubuntu...
- the great fortunes from Slackware :)

I've had my eyes on the Fedora artwork for quite a while as well :)

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