what is this for
mark at s-wit.net
Wed Nov 19 09:53:37 PST 2003
Is it worth installing ?
esp for a newbie ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Stewart" <jstewart at rtl.org>
To: "M.D. DeWar" <mark at s-wit.net>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: what is this for
> On 19/11/03 10:10 -0500, M.D. DeWar wrote:
> > [ -x /usr/games/fortune ] && /usr/games/fortune freebsd-tips
> > why and what is this command for.
> > I found it in the /home/user directory in the .profile file.
> > no such thing in usr/games.
> > no errors in the message files
> > and searching freebsd ports shows no game called fortune.
> > I assume its a x game but why is it listed ?
> > Thanks
> > mark
> Hi Mark,
> Try having a look at the man page for fortune:
> You couldn't find it in ports, because fortune is not a port, it's
> part of the base, and it has nothing to do with X.
> You probably chose not to install it during the
> install process. The reason that it's installed by default, I presume,
> is that it's helpful to new users since it prints out tips about
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