Thanks All. Is it worth installing ? esp for a newbie ? Thanks mark ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jason Stewart" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "M.D. DeWar" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 10:31 AM Subject: Re: what is this for
> On 19/11/03 10:10 -0500, M.D. DeWar wrote: > > [ -x /usr/games/fortune ] && /usr/games/fortune freebsd-tips > > > > why and what is this command for. > > I found it in the /home/user directory in the .profile file. > > > > no such thing in usr/games. > > no errors in the message files > > and searching freebsd ports shows no game called fortune. > > > > I assume its a x game but why is it listed ? > > > > Thanks > > mark > > > > Hi Mark, > > Try having a look at the man page for fortune: > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=fortune&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+5.1-RELEASE+and+Ports&format=html > > You couldn't find it in ports, because fortune is not a port, it's > part of the base, and it has nothing to do with X. > > You probably chose not to install it during the > install process. The reason that it's installed by default, I presume, > is that it's helpful to new users since it prints out tips about > freebsd. > > Jason > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"