question about fortune at login

David Kelly dkelly at
Tue Sep 12 19:59:27 PDT 2006

On Sep 12, 2006, at 9:20 PM, Jonathan Horne wrote:

> what is the proper way to disable fortune?  i deleted the .login  
> file from my
> homedir... and it still runs at login!

Depends on what shell you are using, but with tcsh moving ~/.login to  
~/dot.login ended fortune for me via ssh login.

What I don't much care for is the large /etc/motd which ships stock  
with FreeBSD. So that and /etc/hosts are the only files I hack and  
override manually when using mergemaster.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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