Removing fortune text in the terminal

  9 years ago

Tested on Helena and Isadora



open a terminal and type:

gksu gedit /etc/bash.bashrc

then go at the end of the file and delete last line:  /usr/bin/mint-fortune  (or /usr/games/mint-fortune)

Save the file and relaunch the terminal. Fortune is gone.


add # and a space before "/usr/bin/mint-fortune"



ouvrir un terminal et taper:

gksu gedit /etc/bash.bashrc

Supprimer la dernière ligne de la page: /usr/bin/mint-fortune (ou /usr/games/mint-fortune)

Sauvegarder le fichier et relancer le terminal.


au lieu de supprimer,  ajouter # et un espace avant "/usr/bin/mint-fortune".

ingvars84 8 years ago

On Mint 12 I clicked on Control Center in my Menu. Then click Desktop Settings and choose terminal. Here I turned of the fortune cookies...

sadi_pu 8 years ago

Thnaks a lot it work perfectly on julia ;)

Sonsum 8 years ago

Thanks, works beautifully on LMDE.

bustertech 8 years ago

I'm running mint 10 julia and this didn't open any files.

ianxl 8 years ago

Glad to get rid of those! - Thanks! %~)

remoulder 9 years ago

@Clem: I think someone suggested collaboration on ideas and tutorials which might be something to consider given this is a 'community' site? Perhaps something along the lines of edit groups to allow more than one contributor? This might have pattern matching similar to launchpads on new ideas and tutorials, so a list of existing posts matching keywords is shown before the new post is committed, giving the poster the opportunity to apply to join the edit list for similar posts and merge their own thoughts?

remoulder 9 years ago

There is already a tutorial for this at, please lets not start duplicating - check you are not re-inventing the wheel before you post.