BSD 2.11 - man page for fortune (bsd section 6)
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fortune - print a random, hopefully interesting, adage
/usr/games/fortune [ - ] [ -wslao ]
Fortune with no arguments prints out a random adage. The flags mean:
-w Waits before termination for an amount of time calculated from the number of charac-
ters in the message. This is useful if it is executed as part of the logout proce-
dure to guarantee that the message can be read before the screen is cleared.
-s Short messages only.
-l Long messages only.
-o Choose from an alternate list of adages, often used for potentially offensive ones.
-a Choose from either list of adages.
4th Berkeley Distribution May 20, 1985 FORTUNE(6)
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