TAO (The Art) of Unix Programming (and related systemic epiphanies)
This is a ruby-powered, ANSI-enabled,
fortune-like program to espouse wisdom at
opportune moments, such as when you log in.
It's mostly a personal collection, but contributions are welcome.
To get it running, make sure you have
gem installed, then run:
gem install ansi
After that, it should work fine, as long as you use a black terminal (who doesn't?).
Getting wisdom at login
taoup output at login, use the
taoup-fortune example script or try adding something similar in your
There are two modes other than standard invocation,
--machine which drops any
ANSI colors from the output, and
--fortune which converts the wisdom to an
assumed imitation of the fortune format. To make the resulting fortune format
file available to the classic
fortune program (loses ANSI colors in output)
you can run
strfile as follows:
taoup --fortune >taoup-fortunes strfile taoup-fortunes taoup-fortunes.dat fortune taoup-fortunes