Description of problem:
bash could make our life nicer, when it would show quotes on every bash startup.
Additionaly, the format of user@desktop string could be more human.
You'll only see your user name and computer name.
Some quotes in local language.
Doesn't fortune-mod already do what you want?
Hi Jakub, once you install fortune-mod, to get a fortune on each login, you can
add something like this to your .bash_profile
if [ -t 0 ]; then
if [ -x /usr/bin/fortune ]; then
You can also change your prompt by setting PS1 in the same file. I set my
prompt something like this:
PS1='[\u@\h \W]\$ '