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Changing The Mint Assistant Fortunes...

Postby Gunmetal_Ghoul on Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:48 pm

I chose to enable terminal fortunes and I am getting to use the terminal more and more. I am wondering how you can change the fortunes that come up with each session. Is there a text file I can run on the command line to open up and edit or will I have to go to the filesystem?
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Re: Changing The Mint Assistant Fortunes...

Postby Husse on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:44 pm

Which Fortune that comes up is random
If you want to get rid of it you can open mintAssistant
If you want to change the fortunes there is a sticky post in the forum somewhere about it but I don't find it (maybe lost it's stickyness?)
This was posted in the Howtos section and it's not a howto - topic moved
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Re: Changing The Mint Assistant Fortunes...

Postby Gunmetal_Ghoul on Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:31 pm

After some searching I found out it's in the filesystem: /usr/share/games/fortunes. It's a gedit file that could be changed and saved, but that's a big undertaking of my copy-paste abilities. I'm not sure if that's the way to do it but I think it's worth a try. Wish me luck!
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Re: Changing The Mint Assistant Fortunes...

Postby emorrp1 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:14 pm

I changed the fortunes to only BOFH ones using:
sudo apt-get remove fortunes-min
sudo apt-get install fortunes-bofh-excuses

fortunes-min is the default package containing the default set of fortunes, there are many other fortunes-* packages you could experiment with. Check out "man fortune" for more information
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