Linux tip – bashrc customization with fortune cookies

I’m not exactly a power-user of Linux. In fact, you could say my linux skills are mediocre. But, the more I use it, the more I look for ways to customize it. I’m not incorporating earth-shattering customizations, rather little niceties that enhance my login experience or bash prompt.

One I found recently was fortune. Basically the command outputs a simple epigram to the screen. There’s a large library of sayings from which to draw and if you configure it to spit out a random fortune when you log in to the shell, it could be a while before you see the same one twice.

Here’s how to configure fortunes to spit something out upon login:
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