fortune is a program that displays a pseudorandom message from a database of quotations
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fortune is a program that displays a pseudorandom message from a database of quotations that first appeared in Version 7 Unix.[irrelevant citation] The most common version on modern systems is the BSD fortune, originally written by Ken Arnold. Distributions of fortune are usually bundled with a collection of themed files, containing sayings like those found on fortune cookies (hence the name), quotations from famous people, jokes, or poetry.
You can install fortune with:
wapm install -g fortune
$ fortune Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name. -- Mason Cooley
$ fortune -h available commands: -h this screen right here. -o <short,medium,long> output short,medium or long quotes only.
First, you will need the WASI target installed in your Rust system:
rustup target add wasm32-wasi
Once WASI is available, you can build the WebAssembly binary by yourself with:
cargo build --release --target wasm32-wasi
This will create a new file located at
When the wasm file is created you can upload it to wapm or execute it with wasmer:
wapm publish # OR wasmer run target/wasm32-wasi/release/fortune.wasm
You can also build a native executable with