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fortune | cowsay $(ls/usr/share/cowsay | shuf -n1)
2014-10-23 10:09:44

To install on centos 6.2

for Centos auto accept:

yum install fortune* -y

yum install cowsay* -y

Removed the -f command as I dont know how, but it works without it.

Almost the same but one folder higher =).

xcowsay "$(cowsay smile)"
echo 'Dir.foreach("/usr/local/Cellar/cowsay/3.03/share/cows") {|cow| puts cow; system "fortune | cowsay -f /usr/local/Cellar/cowsay/3.03/share/cows/#{cow}" }' | ruby
2013-04-15 12:27:38
User: orkoden
Functions: echo

Shows a list of all installed cows saying a fortune. Also lists the cows names. Pic your favorite cow!

Needs cowsay, fortune and ruby installed. The path only applies to OS X with cowsay installed using homebrew. On Linux it might be /usr/share/cowsay/cows/ or similar. Uses ruby just because.

fortune | toilet -w $(($(tput cols)-5)) -f pagga | cowsay -n -f beavis.zen
curl -s http://whatthecommit.com/index.txt | cowsay
cowsay -l | sed '1d;s/ /\n/g' | while read f; do cowsay -f $f $f;done
fortune | cowsay -f $(ls /usr/share/cowsay/cows/ | shuf -n1)
2010-07-08 02:57:52
User: zed
Functions: ls

You need to have fortune and cowsay installed. It uses a subshell to list cow files in you cow directory (this folder is default for debian based systems, others might use another folder).

you can add it to your .bashrc file to have it great you with something interesting every time you start a new session.

files=(/usr/share/cowsay/cows/*);cowsay -f `printf "%s\n" "${files[RANDOM % ${#files}]}"` "`fortune`"
2010-06-02 14:18:28
User: dog

Can be installed in the root crontab if you want it to update your motd.

If not on ubuntu you need to change /usr/share/cowsay/cows/* to the location of your cow files.