Fortunes for your terminal

Do you guys use fortunes in your terminal? Everytime you open your terminal a little snippet appears to either brighten or ruin your day?

If you do what do you use?

I love the Chuck Norris one and just discovered the Monty Python one today

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I love the Plan9 version of fortune, it’s in the 9base package and is called by prefixing 9 before the command:

Puffy:~$ 9 fortune
Nothing of interest ever happened on this day.
Puffy:~$

:slight_smile:

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Ha I do like that!

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I added famous quotes from Carl Sagan. Since I was little I forgot about borders and looked into space. Sometimes I need this kind of phrases to see that we are just humans floating in space, our problems are very small.

root@tankeII ~ # fortune space

Todos estamos conectados
 
root@tankeII ~ # fortune space               

Si alguien no está de acuerdo contigo, déjalo tranquilo. No encontrarás a nadie parecido en 100.000.000.000 de galaxias

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I noticed the Chuck Norris ones in your screen shots. They are good.

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Yup super entertaining.

From 2 sets;
Quantum Leap
Fringe

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I like the Klingon software engineer’s phrasebook ones - go well as random sig files in software Usenet groups. Example: " Klingons do not “release” software. Klingon software escapes, leaving a bloody trail of design engineers and quality assurance testers in its wake!"
https://www.smart-jokes.org/klingon-software.html

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You’ve found Monty Python :snake:? Where? I also have Chuck Norris as well as caufucious sayings and puns.

Monty Python is in the AUR!

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Must of overlooked it. Thanks!

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For all the fellow ex crunchbangers, there’s a really nice “collection of crunchy wisdom” from the #! / BL forums:

https://notabug.org/ohnonot/fortune-mod-cbbl :smiley:

Edit: putting fortune cbbl | cowsay -f sodomized | lolcat && paste <(aura) <(echo -e '\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n') <(curl -s wttr.in/freiburg?0 | tail -n +2) --delimiters '' in my .zshrc smothers me with useless eye-candy, left me struggling for giving my laptop any sence…

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How did you get weather on your terminal @entr0py?

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Is it this or another?

Weather in terminal

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Guess that @entr0py got it from the script in his link above, seen wttr in it.

Nice link also @sevenday4

There is a very cool site called wttr.in. Copy/paste in your terminal:

curl -s wttr.in
curl -s wttr.in/lhr
curl -s wttr.in/@archlabslinux.com
curl -s wttr.in/kathmandu?0

to display weather based on your network location / airport london heathrow / in this forum / in kathmandu without forecast.

If you have aurafetch installed, try

paste <(aura) <(echo -e ‘\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n’) <(curl -s wttr.in/berlin?0 | tail -n +2) --delimiters ‘’

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Top job @entr0py

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Thanks @entr0py!