Want cool quotations to be automatically included in every mail you send out? This is what I have done:
I got a bash script that reads:
#!/bin/bash echo "My Work: peace.net.ph" echo "My ICT Advocacy: " echo " linux.org.ph" echo " bukas.kom.ph" echo " dungkal.wordpress.com" echo "GPG Key: 0xA4DC0797" echo "Linux Registered User #317296" echo "---" fortune -s
The last line pertains to the ‘fortune’ package that is installed in my Ubuntu machine. The ‘-s’ parameter tells the application to print just a short quotation. Four examples of a short apothegm are these:
You worry too much about your job. Stop it. You are not paid enough to worry. Are you a turtle? Stay the curse. Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits. -- William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
As I use ‘mutt’ as my email client, I’ve set the signature variable in the mutt config file ($HOME/.muttrc) that reads like this:
That’s it. I’ll update this entry later for the tips on using dynamic quotations with GUI apps like Thunderbird, Evolution and Kmail.