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Old 05-17-2003, 08:06 AM   #1
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How to get rid of quotes in bash?


Every time I open a console window I get this random quote from someone and then I get my prompt. How do I disable this quote and what file is it comming from?
 
Old 05-17-2003, 01:19 PM   #2
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you mean fortune?
run fortune at the prompt, and see if thats it.
look for it in your /etc/profile
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:02 PM   #3
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just uninstall the bsd games package. Unless you play those old text games...
 
Old 05-19-2003, 04:40 PM   #4
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is the quote on the screen or in your head?
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:04 PM   #5
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Originally posted by whansard
is the quote on the screen or in your head?
I found that it was fortune and my profile has a loop that includes additional shell scripts when bash starts and one of whihc is one for fortune. I am currently trying to prevent the inclusion of that script. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:40 PM   #6
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To kill the fortune stuff...

as root

cd /etc/profile.d

chmod -444 bsd*

That will kill it.

HTH
 
Old 05-21-2003, 08:31 PM   #7
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Thats interesting abyss, I could try that instead, didn't think of that.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 09:02 PM   #8
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/me still can't understand why anyone wouldn't want the fortunes :}

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