Display a fortune message when you log in


This post is kinda notes to me.  The link which i had bookmarked for this has been gone…  So i am writing here whatever i can remember of what did.

This is to display a random text whenever you log in to the terminal.  or open a terminal window in GUI.

For this to work you need to have fortune installed.  Install it from you Distibutions repositories…  Then become root and open /etc/bashrc in any editor.  Add the following lines at the end of the file.

#Display a fortune message when terminal (shell) starts
echo “Welcome $(whoami)”
echo “——”
/usr/games/fortune
echo “——“

Now save the file and quit terminal and restart.   Now whenever you start / log into a terninal,  you will get some random funny messages welcoming you……

I first saw this in this site…

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