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Old 06-09-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
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Places to download fortune databases?

I found a couple sites before but spent around an hour last night searching and couldn't find them. Mainly trying to find an alice in wonderland one but just a site with any collection of fortunes would be helpful. thanks.
Old 06-09-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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You could make your own :
- create a text file with some fortune content
with a blank line containing only '%' between
each block of text, say name it 'myfortune'
(add a % after the last text block)

-copy this file into /usr/share/games/fortunes/
(for slackware fortunes databases are here)

-create the .dat file :
strfile /usr/share/games/fortunes/myfortune

This way you added your own fortune, you could
explicitly call it with :
fortune -a myfortune

also I found this one for download fortune databases :

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