fortune is a unix command that displays a random fortune on the CLI.

Make a fortune file

  1. Create a file that has each fortune separated by a line containing only a % symbol.
  2. Run strfile fortunes.txt, which will create fortunes.txt.dat
  3. You can then see the fortunes with fortune fortunes.txt. This also works with many files in a single directory: for file in *.txt ; do strfile "${file}" ; done ; fortune .