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Old 03-11-2002, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question Slack 8 - How do I get those little quotes back?

You know, the (quite often hilarious) little quips that popup after you login. I reinstalled a few days ago and those don't appear any more. Where do I enable 'em? Or is it some package I might have inadvertantly uninstalled?
Old 03-11-2002, 02:44 PM   #2
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The program is called fortune, its part of the BSD games collection that is the entirety of package Y. You can install it with pkgtool. I think it will install itself so it works its way into login by default. Post back if it doesn't


Old 03-11-2002, 09:31 PM   #3
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Oh, yeah, I didn't install that this time, I remember thinking I would never need a "BSD games" package. Oh well, off to the install disc I go! Thanks.
Old 03-07-2004, 09:41 PM   #4
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I'm curious ... where are the quotes located that the fortune script uses?
Old 03-07-2004, 09:45 PM   #5
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/usr/share/games/fortunes, straight from 'man fortune' - actually a directory of files.


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