How to Bring Good Fortune to Your Linux Terminal


It’s December, and if you haven’t found a tech advent calendar that sparks your fancy yet, well, maybe this one will do the trick. Every day, from now to the 24th, we’re bringing you a different Linux command-line toy. What’s a command-line toy, you ask? It could be a game or any simple diversion to bring a little happiness to your terminal.

Today’s toy, fortune, is an old one. Versions of it date back to the 1980s when it was included with Unix. The version I installed in Fedora was available under a BSD license, and I grabbed it with the following.

sudo dnf install fortune-mod -y

Your distribution may be different.