[Techtalk] fortune

Michelle Murrain tech at murrain.net
Mon Oct 29 08:40:47 EST 2001

At 12:26 AM 10/29/2001, Sam Watkins wrote:
>On Sun, Oct 28, 2001 at 10:58:40AM -0500, Michelle Murrain wrote:
> > (Does anyone know how to get mailman to display randomly the contents
> > of a file in the footer? If someone can set that up, we could have a
> > set of very short linux tips and links that get randomly generated
> > from a list. I've seen it done in other lists.)
>RTFM fortune(6)  ;)
>no I don't know mailman, I'm just trying to be unhelpful! but seriously,
>you probably should use fortune, that's what it does.  The original
>fortune chose random lines from a file, that was that.  It's degenerated
>a little since then - entropy, creeping-featurism and all that.

Ah! But the trick is getting mailman to work with fortune.  Mailman gurus?


Michelle Murrain, Ph.D.
tech at murrain.net
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