fortune cookie(WAITS, via the Unix "fortune" program) A quotation, item of trivia, joke, or maxim selected at random from a collection (the "cookie file") and printed to the user's tty at login time or (less commonly) at logout time. There was a fortune program on TOPS-20. [First program?] [Jargon File]
Last updated: 1995-02-14
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