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Simple /usr/bin/fortune implementation in Python.

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A very simple implementation of fortune in Python with pseudo-random cookie generation. (Uses the default random.SystemGenerator to collect entropy from hardware interrupts.)

To install, copy/rename the fortune.py script to /usr/local/bin/fortune, and add the following to your $HOME/.profile file:

[ -x “/usr/local/bin/fortune” ] && /usr/local/bin/fortune 2>&1

To customize the fortune files data directory, set the FORTUNE_DATADIR environment variable like so:

export FORTUNE_DATADIR=/usr/local/share/mydatadir

By default, the script will try to use $HOME/etc/fortune.d as the data directory for data files.

Etienne Robillard <tkadm30[at]yandex.com>

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