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User Commands                                           finger(1)

NAME

finger - display information about local and remote users

SYNOPSIS

finger [ -bfhilmpqsw ] [ username ... ] finger [ -l ] [ username@hostname 1 [ @hostname 2 .. .@hostname n ... ] ] finger [ -l ] [ @hostname 1 [ @hostname 2 .. .@host- name n ... ] ]

DESCRIPTION

By default, the finger command displays in multi-column for- mat the following information about each logged-in user: o user name o user's full name o terminal name (prepended with a `*' (asterisk) if write-permission is denied) o idle time o login time o host name, if logged in remotely Idle time is in minutes if it is a single integer, in hours and minutes if a `:' (colon) is present, or in days and hours if a `d' is present. When one or more username arguments are given, more detailed information is given for each username specified, whether they are logged in or not. username must be that of a local user, and may be a first or last name, or an account name. Information is presented in multi-line format as follows: o the user name and the user's full name o the user's home directory and login shell o time the user logged in if currently logged in, or the time the user last logged in; and the terminal or host from which the user logged in o last time the user received mail, and the last time the user read mail o the first line of the $HOME/.project file, if it exists SunOS 5.8 Last change: 1 Nov 1999 1 User Commands finger(1) o the contents of the $HOME/.plan file, if it exists Note: when the comment (GECOS) field in /etc/passwd includes a comma, finger does not display the information following the comma. If the arguments username@hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen] or @hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen] are used, the request is sent first to hostnamen and forwarded through each hostnamen-1 to hostname1. The program uses the finger user information protocol (see RFC 1288) to query that remote host for infor- mation about the named user (if username is specified), or about each logged-in user. The information displayed is server dependent. As required by RFC 1288, finger passes only printable, 7-bit ASCII data. This behavior may be modified by a system administrator by using the PASS option in /etc/default/finger. Specifying PASS=low allows all charac- ters less than decimal 32 ASCII. Specifying PASS=high allows all characters greater than decimal 126 ASCII. PASS=low,high or PASS=high,low allows both characters less than 32 and greater than 126 to pass through.

OPTIONS

The following options are supported, except that the username@hostname form supports only the -l option: -b Suppress printing the user's home directory and shell in a long format printout. -f Suppress printing the header that is normally printed in a non-long format printout. -h Suppress printing of the .project file in a long for- mat printout. -i Force "idle" output format, which is similar to short format except that only the login name, terminal, login time, and idle time are printed. -l Force long output format. -m Match arguments only on user name (not first or last name). -p Suppress printing of the .plan file in a long format printout. -q Force quick output format, which is similar to short SunOS 5.8 Last change: 1 Nov 1999 2 User Commands finger(1) format except that only the login name, terminal, and login time are printed. -s Force short output format. -w Suppress printing the full name in a short format printout.

USAGE

The finger command is IPv6-enabled. See ip6(7P).

FILES

$HOME/.plan user's plan $HOME/.project user's projects /etc/default/finger finger options file /etc/passwd password file /var/adm/lastlog time of last login /var/adm/utmp accounting

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

passwd(1), who(1), whois(1), passwd(4), attributes(5), ip6(7P) Zimmerman, D., RFC 1288, The Finger User Information Proto- col, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Com- puter Science (DIMACS), Rutgers University, December 1991.

NOTES

The finger user information protocol limits the options that may be used with the remote form of this command. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 1 Nov 1999 3