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FORTUNE(6)                       Games Manual                       FORTUNE(6)



NAME
       fortune - print a random, hopefully interesting, adage

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/games/fortune [ - ] [ -alsw ] [ filename ]

DESCRIPTION
       fortune with no arguments prints out a random adage. The flags mean:

              -a   Choose from either list of adages.

              -l   Long messages only.

              -s   Short messages only.

              -w   Waits  before  termination for an amount of time calculated
                   from the number of characters in the message.  This is use-
                   ful  if  it  is executed as part of the logout procedure to
                   guarantee that the message can be read before the screen is
                   cleared.

FILES
       /usr/games/lib/fortunes.dat



                               16 February 1988                     FORTUNE(6)