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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for finger (opensolaris section 1)

finger(1)				  User Commands 				finger(1)

       finger - display information about local and remote users

       finger [-bfhilmpqsw] [username]...

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

       finger [-l] [@hostname 1 [@hostname 2 .. .@hostname n]...]

       By  default,  the finger command displays in multi-column format 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

	   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 dis-
       play the information following the comma.

       If  the	 arguments   username@hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen]   or	@hostname1[@host-
       name2...@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 information 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 characters 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.

       The following options are supported, except that the  username@hostname form supports only
       the -l option:

       -b     Suppresses printing the user's home directory and shell in a long format printout.

       -f     Suppresses printing the header that is normally printed in a non-long format print-

       -h     Suppresses printing of the .project file in a long format printout.

       -i     Forces "idle" output format, which is similar to short format except that only  the
	      login name, terminal, login time, and idle time are printed.

       -l     Forces long output format.

       -m     Matches arguments only on user name (not first or last name).

       -p     Suppresses printing of the .plan file in a long format printout.

       -q     Forces  quick  output format, which is similar to short format except that only the
	      login name, terminal, and login time are printed.

       -s     Forces short output format.

       -w     Suppresses printing the full name in a short format printout.

       $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/utmpx	       accounting

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWrcmds 		   |

       passwd(1), who(1), whois(1), passwd(4), attributes(5)

       Zimmerman, D., The Finger User Information Protocol, RFC 1288, Center for Discrete  Mathe-
       matics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), Rutgers University, December 1991.

       The  finger  user information protocol limits the options that may be used with the remote
       form of this command.

SunOS 5.11				    6 Nov 2000					finger(1)

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