console quotes/fortune cookies... how?

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console quotes/fortune cookies... how?

Postby KhaaL » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:25 pm

Hey guys

I wonder how you make the console show fortunecookie or random quote at startup? I'm running another linux distro at the moment and it would be nifty to have one of Linux mints gems :)


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Postby kcirick » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:49 pm

Huh... I did totally the opposite... I disabled those quotes... Under Mint, this can be done by editing /etc/bash.bashrc

The last like should contain the link to the fortune executable i.e.


or something like that... I guess you can also put that in .bashrc under your home directory as well


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