Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Tue Mar 6 22:07:55 PST 2007

Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 3/6/07, Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 1) xscreensaver wants to call /usr/games/fortune
>> 2) xfce-4.4.0 doesn't display tips if fortune is not installed
>> For me, this is a sufficient reason to suggest including fortune-mod-1.99.1
>> and its required dependency "recode" into the book. Any objections or
>> additional notes?
> Just one. What the hell is fortune?
> (Don't take that as an objection. I have no problem with you adding it
> to the book so long as you support it.)

Fortune is a program that prints random quotes from its cookie jars (or from 
xfce tips file). Example:

patrakov at home:~$ fortune
Q:      What is the difference between Texas and yogurt?
A:      Yogurt has culture.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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