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These are the machine-dependent parts of the fortune package, i.e. the fortune program and the programs used for generating the data files. The fortune package displays epigrams selected randomly from a selection of fortune files. This is an enhanced version of the BSD program. The data files (which can be shared) are contained in the 'fortunes-min', 'fortunes', and 'fortunes-off' packages.
Package version:1:1.99.1-4


Fortunes package for Debian

New fortunes:
  New fortunes are most welcome.  To submit, file a wishlist bug report 
  against the fortunes package along with the suggested sections the new
  fortunes should go into.

-- Pascal Hakim <> 


fortune-mod README

This is fortune-mod-1.99.1. It's a pre-release for
fortune-mod-2.0. This should give interested parties a chance to have
a look at the changes that have come in, and the new features.

Fortune-mod now lives in an arch repository at 

If you're interested in getting the latest copy, you'll 


.\"     $NetBSD: strfile.8,v 1.3 1995/03/23 08:28:45 cgd Exp $
.\" Copyright (c) 1989, 1991, 1993
.\"     The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.
.\" This code is derived from software contributed to Berkeley by
.\" Ken Arnold.
.\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
.\" modification, are permitted provided that the followi


FORTUNE(6)              UNIX Reference Manual             FORTUNE(6)

       fortune - print 


fortune-mod (1:1.99.1-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Take bulk attribution/typo corrections from Simo


(Note: this file has been re-arranged to be in reverse chronological
order, which is The Right Thing


Update: August 6, 2004:

Upstream and Debian packaging is now maintained by


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