I don't mind the idea of quotes when I load the Mint console, however the OEM text leaves much to be desired. I'd like to update the quote text with inspirational or otherwise useful quotes.
How would I go about doing that?
Editing Linux Mint fortunes! (Mint 13) has some good information for how to tweak what "fortunes" are displayed.
In specific, it appears they are stored in
There's more information in the link.
Under Mint, there's a little script,
It's essentially a wrapper around the program
Unfortunately for you, the script does not accept arguments, so you'll have to remove it or comment it out in
In either case, you write your fortune in a file with the appropriate format (apparently simply a text file where fortunes are separated by a
(since these answers didn't work in my case)
i wrote simple alnternative to fortune, here:
it's good enough for me. You're welcome to suggest new features :)