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Old 08-17-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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Funny quotes


Everytime I start a new shell, I get a funny message, quote, joke etc. Where do they come from? Thank you
 
Old 08-17-2006, 08:17 AM   #2
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from the fortune program type 'man fortune' in the shell for details.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 08:19 AM   #3
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from an old program called fortune.
Code:
man fortune
It's in the bsd-games package.
It's executed from /etc/profile
every time you start a new shell

*EDIT*
Eternal_Newbie, I guess you type faster

Last edited by perfect_circle; 08-17-2006 at 11:46 AM.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 08:29 AM   #4
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I usually have to correct my spelling
 
Old 08-17-2006, 09:29 AM   #5
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Thank you verry much
 
Old 08-18-2006, 08:47 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by perfect_circle
It's executed from /etc/profile
It's really executed from the bsd-games-login-fortune.[c]sh script in /etc/profile.d/. /etc/profile is a single script
 
Old 08-18-2006, 10:43 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Daga
It's really executed from the bsd-games-login-fortune.[c]sh script in /etc/profile.d/. /etc/profile is a single script

Yeah, which is executed from /etc/profile:
Code:
# Append any additional sh scripts found in /etc/profile.d/:
for profile_script in /etc/profile.d/*.sh ; do
  if [ -x $profile_script ]; then
    . $profile_script
  fi
done
 
  


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