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FINGER(1)						      General Commands Manual							 FINGER(1)

NAME
finger - user information lookup program SYNOPSIS
finger [ options ] name ... DESCRIPTION
By default finger lists the login name, full name, terminal name and write status (as a `*' before the terminal name if write permission is denied), idle time, login time, and office location and phone number (if they are known) for each current UNIX user. (Idle time is minutes if it is a single integer, hours and minutes if a ':' is present, or days and hours if a 'd' is present.) A longer format also exists and is used by finger whenever a list of people's names is given. (Account names as well as first and last names of users are accepted.) This format is multi-line, and includes all the information described above as well as the user's home directory and login shell, any plan which the person has placed in the file .plan in their home directory, and the project on which they are working from the file .project also in the home directory. Finger may be used to lookup users on a remote machine. The format is to specify the user as ``user@host.'' If the user name is left off, the standard format listing is provided on the remote machine. Finger options include: -m Match arguments only on user name. -l Force long output format. -p Suppress printing of the .plan files -s Force short output format. FILES
/etc/utmp who file /etc/passwd for users names, offices, ... /usr/adm/lastlog last login times ~/.plan plans ~/.project projects SEE ALSO
chfn(1), w(1), who(1). AUTHOR
Earl T. Cohen BUGS
Only the first line of the .project file is printed. There is no way to pass arguments to the remote machine as finger uses an internet standard port. 4th Berkeley Distribution May 10, 1986 FINGER(1)

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finger(1)						      General Commands Manual							 finger(1)

NAME
finger - user information lookup program SYNOPSIS
[options] user_name ... DESCRIPTION
By default, lists for each user_name on the system: o Login name, o Full given name, o Terminal write status (if write permission is denied), o Idle time, o Login time, o User's home directory and login shell, o Any plan the user has placed in file in their home directory, o Project on which they are working from the file also in the home directory, o office location and phone number (if known), o last time the user received the mail, and last time the user read the mail. Idle time is in minutes if listed as a single integer, hours and minutes if a is present, or days and hours if a is present. Account names as well as first and last names of users are accepted. can also be used to list users on a remote machine. The format for user_name is user_name@host. If user_name is not specified, the remote system (HP-UX or non-HP-UX) uses its default standard format for listing user information. Options recognizes the following options: Suppress printing the user's home directory and shell. Suppress printing the header that is normally printed in a short-format printout. Suppress printing the file in a long-format printout. Force ``idle'' output format. Similar to short format except that only the login name, terminal, login time, and idle time are printed. Force long output format. Match arguments only on user name. Suppress printing of the files Force quick output format. Similar to short format except that only the login name, terminal, and login time are printed. Print the user's host name. Force short output format. Suppress printing the full name in a short-format printout. WARNINGS
Only the first line of the file is printed. AUTHOR
was developed by the University of California, Berkeley. FILES
who file last login file for users names, offices, ... plans projects mail directory SEE ALSO
chfn(1), who(1), utmpd(1M). finger(1)
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