Linux Mint prints out an awesome fortune-greeting message every time a new terminal window is opened.
However, being a big fan of books, but not really M. Twain, I decided to swap my fortunes to quotes from S. Meyer's books.
For that, I created a new file based on
/usr/bin/mint-fortune that grabs a random line from my textfile with Twilight quotes.
I replaced the default mint command in
/etc/bash.bashrc with my own, installed the quotes and printer files and… voila!
So now you know what I do in lectures when it gets especially boring.
/usr/bin/twilight-greeter is identical to
/usr/bin/mint-fortune except the last line.
#!/bin/bash RANGE=3 number=$RANDOM let "number %= $RANGE" case $number in 0) cow="moose" ;; 1) cow="tux" ;; 2) cow="koala" ;; esac RANGE=2 number=$RANDOM let "number %= $RANGE" case $number in 0) command="/usr/games/cowsay" ;; 1) command="/usr/games/cowthink" ;; esac shuf -n 1 /usr/share/twilight_quotes.txt | $command -f $cow