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fortune-mod crunchbang/bunsenlabs

A collection of crunchy wisdom from the crunchbang forums and from the bunsenlabs forums (bunsenlabs linux is a community continuation of crunchbang linux).
To be used as fortune cookies with fortune.


fortune cbbl

There's also a script in bl/bl-fortune that can be invoked to send notifications with random quotes. Please see bl/bl-fortune -h for more info.

If you choose to not install this package, you have to run it with fortune build from the repo's root (see Installation).


The fortune program, contained in the fortune-mod package on most Linux systems.
Possibly gnu coreutils for the script.


the script will build the necessary files from the cbbl file and prompt you to copy them (install) to a directory of your choice.
This also makes it easier to manually add cookies to the file.
Use ./ to execute the build/install script.

Folded or Not?

Many (classical, old) fortune cookie files are folded to max. 80 chars width.
I have added this as an option to the script; you can also choose the max. width to fold, always respecting word boundaries. This can be useful when fortune is used elsewhere than in a terminal emulator (screensaver, ...).

Customization & Changes

Please open an Issue, or post to this thread if you want to add or change something. or make a merge request, or pm me, anything!

Do's and Don't's for adding new quotes

  • must come from BL or crunchbang forum (we'd love some more #! forum items!)
  • must work out of context
  • must be original, meaning it must not be another person's re-quote.
  • must be family friendly or safe for work or whatever that's usually called - but since BL forum is family friendly anyhow that goes without saying. And don't take this too strictly ;)
  • don't abuse this to glorify yourself or push some agenda; think of the BL community, and the users reading this when they log into their system. If in doubt it often helps to wait 24h, then think again.

It does not have to be a joke, It can be quoteworthy for many reasons. We add what you want, not what this repo's maintainer wants!