Re: Making fortunes
On Thu, Apr 08, 1999 at 07:19:09PM +0000, Richard Harran wrote:
> into something suitable for the fortune program. I tried putting a '%'
> (percentage - in case that symbol doesn't travel) on each blank line
> between each comment, then running
It must be a % and only a % - no trailing spaces. For example (assuming
this makes it through the mail OK):
Computers are useless --- they can only give you answers
-- Pablo Picasso
Don't give all your baskets to one egghead.
-- Arthur C. Clarke
If you have other characters on the line, strfile won't be happy.
> strfile <filename>
> which gave the following (discouraging) output:
> "<filename>.dat" created
> There was 1 string
> Longest string: 41927 bytes
> Shortest string: 41927 bytes
That's the correct procudure - check the format of your file.
> I also tried:
> /usr/games/fortune <filename>.dat
> expecting it to just dump the whole file, but instead got
> fortune:<filename>.dat not a fortune file or directory
> Could someone please point me in the right direction to create a fortune
> file from my own gibberish.
Point fortune at the cookie file, not the index.
Mark Brown mailto:email@example.com (Trying to avoid grumpiness)