Skip to content
Display random quotes from a file
Factor Shell Red
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.




  • Small script to put quotes from different sources to a file.
  • Small script to display one random quote from a file.


This should clearly be a fortune file, but I wanted to try factor, so there it is. One line per quote and word wrap.

There’s also a shell version, because it’s not a big deal


There’s a binary to display a random line (formatted to 40 chars). The code is in factor, and it’s accessible also.

The generation of the quotes file is a combination of cli apps and pipes.


Already after 5 minutes of trying it, The unbalancing of quotes proived by the different 3 sources makes the bigger one dominant, so if I really want to get things from the others, I better read them straight from the source. :)

You can’t perform that action at this time.