version 0.2
                             26 February 2000
                      Greg Ward <greg at gerg dot ca>

Copyright (c) 1999-2000 Gregory P. Ward. All rights reserved.  This is
free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
terms as Perl itself.

This module provides an interface to fortune cookie databases, as
implemented by the fortune-mod-9708 distribution (which is widely used in
the Linux world, and available with at least the Red Hat and Debian

Currently, it is a read-only interface.  If I ever need to a read-write
interface, I suppose I'll write one; if *you* need one, feel free to write
it and send me a patch!


The latest version of this module should be available at one of:


Thanks to Bill Ward <> for adding the code that allows
reading a fortune file that doesn't have a header (index) file.