Get Mint Like Fortune-Cookie in your Ubuntu Terminal!

Most of you might have noticed a cool feature which is available in Linux-Mint, each time when you open a Terminal, it will display a cool - simple quote. We don’t have this option in Ubuntu. but we can have it. First we have to install the Fortune Cookie Database in our system. we can do that by typing the following in a terminal.

sudo apt-get install fortune-mod cowsay 

sudo apt-get install fortune

Now we have the database installed in our system. have a try by typing the following:

fortune

Now let us borrow a cool script from the Mint people. open your favorite editor and type the following script in it and save it in /usr/bin/ by the name fortune.

#!/bin/bash
RANGE=4
number=$RANDOM
let "number %= $RANGE"
case $number in
 0)
  cow="small"
  ;;
 1)
  cow="tux"
  ;;
 2)
  cow="koala"
  ;;
 3)
  cow="moose"
  ;;
esac

RANGE=2
number=$RANDOM
let "number %= $RANGE"
case $number in
 0)
  command="/usr/games/cowsay"
  ;;
 1)
  command="/usr/games/cowthink"
  ;;
esac

/usr/games/fortune | $command -f $cow

Now change the mode of this file to executable by typing the following in the terminal

     sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/fortune

finally call this script from .bashrc file.

    sudo echo "/usr/bin/fortune" >> ~/.bashrc

Done !!! Now you will get a cool Fortune-Cookie , each time when you open the terminal…

Enjoy !! and Happy Hacking !!