fortune - a minimal fortune(6) implementation

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Fortune is a small game that is meant to lighten up your life. It can be used to display a random entry from a cookie file.

There are many collections of cookie files, for example at

So why another fortune program? Because the BSD one sucks. It needs a separate file and a program called "strfile" to create that said file. Modern systems have mmap() which makes a simple fortune program almost trivial to write, so I did it.

fortune can be linked against diet libc for a binary of 10k size on Linux/x86!

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