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finger(1)			 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 .. .@hostname n...]]

DESCRIPTION
       By default, the finger command displays in multi-column format the fol-
       lowing information about	each logged-in user:

	 o  user name

	 o  user's full	name

	 o  terminal name (prepended with a `*'	(asterisk)   if	 write-permis-
	    sion 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  informa-
       tion  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 display the information following the comma.

       If the arguments	username@hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen] or	@host-
       name1[@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 information about the	named user (if	 user-
       name  is	specified), or about each logged-in user. The information dis-
       played 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.

OPTIONS
       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	printout.

       -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	print-
		out.

       -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.

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/utmpx	       accounting

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

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWrcmds			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

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

       Zimmerman,  D.,	The Finger User	Information Protocol, RFC 1288,	Center
       for Discrete Mathematics	and  Theoretical  Computer  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 5.10			  6 Nov	2000			     finger(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | FILES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO | NOTES

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