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Meaning of FORTUNE COOKIE

 
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(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.

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