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FINGER.CONF(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		FINGER.CONF(5)

NAME
     finger.conf -- finger(1) alias configuration file

DESCRIPTION
     The optional finger.conf file is used to provide aliases that can be fin-
     gered by local and	network	users.	This may be useful where a user's
     login name	is not the same	as their preferred mail	address, or for	pro-
     viding virtual login names	than can be fingered.

     Lines beginning with ``#''	are comments.  Other lines must	consist	of an
     alias name	and a target name separated by a colon.	 A target name should
     be	either a user, a forward reference to another alias or the path	of a
     world readable file.

     Where an alias points to a	file, the contents of that file	will be	dis-
     played when the alias is fingered.

FILES
     /etc/finger.conf  finger(1) alias definition data base

EXAMPLES
     # /etc/finger.conf	alias definition file
     #
     # Format alias:(user|alias)
     #
     # Individual aliases
     #
     markk:mkn
     john.smith:dev329
     john:dev329
     sue:/etc/finger/sue.txt
     #
     # Network status message
     #
     status:/usr/local/etc/status.txt
     #
     # Administrative redirects
     #
     root:admin
     postmaster:admin
     abuse:admin
     #
     # For the time being, 'sod' is sysadmin.
     #
     admin:sod

SEE ALSO
     finger(1)

HISTORY
     Support for the finger.conf file was submitted by Mark Knight
     <markk@knigma.org>	and first appeared in FreeBSD 4.2.

FreeBSD	9.2			August 16, 2000			   FreeBSD 9.2

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