#cli #terminal #game

app fortunelike

Classic cli utility that prints random messages

1 unstable release

Uses old Rust 2015

0.2.0 Nov 20, 2017

#273 in #game


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fortunelike v0.2.0

It's like the classic fortune program, but it's written in Rust (as a learning exercise). It also uses a Yaml-format fortune database.


fortunelike outputs a random entry from the fortune database. The database path can be chosen with the -f / --dbfile option or by setting the FORTUNELIKE_DB environment variable.

$ fortunelike -f example_db.yaml
You find yourself reading a confusing message.

If no database path is provided, fortunelike first defaults to $HOME/.config/fortunelike-db and then /etc/fortunelike-db. If no database at all is found, or if the first one that is found does not exist or cannot be parsed, a [?] will be output.

fortunelike usually ends its output with a newline; if you don't want this, pass the -i / --inline option. This is particularly useful if you want to include the fortune in the middle of some other text.

$ echo "Insert some $(fortunelike -i -f words_db.yaml) text."
Insert some banana text.

Fortune databases

The fortune database file is a list of strings in Yaml format. See example_db.yaml and words_db.yaml for examples.


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