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BSD 2.11 - man page for fortune (bsd section 6)

FORTUNE(6)					     Games Manual					   FORTUNE(6)

NAME
fortune - print a random, hopefully interesting, adage
SYNOPSIS
/usr/games/fortune [ - ] [ -wslao ]
DESCRIPTION
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 characters in the message. This is useful if it is executed as part of the logout procedure 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.
FILES
/usr/games/lib/fortunes.dat
AUTHOR
Ken Arnold 4th Berkeley Distribution May 20, 1985 FORTUNE(6)


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