• PS: this requires root level access 😛

  • This is something that clearly can be categorized as BOFH! 😀

  • Raul

    Niiiiiiiiice! ;)) 😀

  • I can do both cowsay and fortune as a ‘user’ but not as ‘root’. Both were installed via root apt-get install cowsay fortune

    But when trying either cmd as root I get:
    -bash: cowsay: command not found
    -bash: fortune: command not found

    any ideas?

    Thank you!

  • What distro are you using?

  • Oops my bad Tudor, I see you looking at me like that lol…
    Linux Debian 5.0.1 Lenny

  • Did you “sudo apt-get install” them?

  • captain

    Sorry about the thread necro, but there is a cowsay solution.
    If you are having a problem with cowsay on Debian, it is because there is not a symbolic link inside /bin. Here is the command to fix that (on the most current version of Debian:
    su (login as root)
    apt-get install cowsay fortune-mod
    ln -s /usr/games/cowsay /bin
    ln -s /usr/games/fortune /bin
    fortune | cowsay -f dragon

    and then for some more fun…
    nano .profile
    go to the end of the file and put this
    fortune | cowsay
    now when you log in, a fortune will appear along with a cow!

  • Thnx captain, helped me out 🙂

  • Alex

    Thank you cap, it’s working in my wheezy

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