let a cow tell you your fortune

2010-06-03 216 words 2 mins read

Here\’s something that I saw on commandlinefu yesterday. That sent me thinking about some command to have the cow file picked randomly 🙂 So, here\’s the original command from the commandlinefu:

let a cow tell you your fortune

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Let Tux bring the fortune cookie

\"commandlinefu.com\"

by David Winterbottom (codeinthehole.com)

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Now, for some fun

#!/bin/bash –
#===============================================================================

#          FILE:  fortune_cowsay.sh

#         USAGE:  ./fortune_cowsay.sh

#   DESCRIPTION:  Cowsay with random cow file.. 🙂

#       OPTIONS:  —
#  REQUIREMENTS:  —
#          BUGS:  —
#         NOTES:  —
#        AUTHOR:   (),
#       COMPANY:
#       VERSION:  1.0
#       CREATED:  06/01/2010 03:25:59 PM IST
#      REVISION:  —
#===============================================================================

array=( `ls -1 /usr/share/cowsay/ |tr &#8217;\n&#8217; &#8217; &#8217;` )
count=${#array}

random=$((RANDOM%count))

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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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