I'm studying for Comptia Security+ (SY0-501) certification as part of a retooling that I'm doing. (Working fulltime while going back to school ain't no joke.) The retooling is taking the form of degree, ctf/proof of work, and certifications. To help squeeze in some additional efficiency I've set up my terminal to pop up a flashcard each login of terms to memorize. This is accomplished using fortune, lolcat, and cowsay in conjunction with a custom fortune file. For right now, I've just grabbed a dumb list of terms to memorize but as I build my study guides, I'll flesh this out.
Install fortune, lolcat, and cowsay using Homebrew. Only fortune is needed but the asthetics of having Lolcat and Cowsay make it better.
$ brew install fortune $ brew install lolcat $ brew install cowsay
Or write your own.
I install them locally to ~/.fortune since the intention is to have specific cert ones for focus. You could install this wherever you want, you just need to remember that for the .bash_profile step.
$ mkdir ~/.fortune $ cp ./study_guides/SY0_501.fortune ~/.fortune/ $ strfile ~/.fortune/SY0_501.fortune
You should be able to get some random flashcard and ascii art when you run this.
$ fortune ~/.fortune/SY0_501.fortune | cowsay -f $(shuf -n 1 -e $(cowsay -l | tail -n +2)) | lolcat
Now to modify your login to always have one.
$ cp ~/.bash_profile ~/.bash_profile.backup.$$ $ echo 'fortune ~/.fortune/SY0_501.fortune | cowsay -f $(shuf -n 1 -e $(cowsay -l | tail -n +2)) | lolcat' >> ~/.bash_profile
PR's are always welcome.
- I need to review the data in my Fortune file since there are misspellings galore.
- I need to expand it to include more concepts.
- I need to create other Fortune files for GSEC, CySA, CCNA, etc...