FORTUNE(6) Games Manual FORTUNE(6)
fortune - print a random, hopefully interesting, adage
/usr/games/fortune [ - ] [ -alsw ] [ filename ]
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
16 February 1988 FORTUNE(6)