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 finger(1)							   finger(1)




 NAME
      finger - user information lookup program

 SYNOPSIS
      finger [options] user_name ...

 DESCRIPTION
      By default, finger lists for each user_name on the system:

	   +  Login name,
	   +  Full given name,
	   +  Terminal write status (if write permission is denied),
	   +  Idle time,
	   +  Login time,
	   +  User's home directory and login shell,
	   +  Any plan the user has placed in file .plan in their home
	      directory,
	   +  Project on which they are working from the file .project, also
	      in the home directory,
	   +  office location and phone number (if known),
	   +  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 d is present.
      Account names as well as first and last names of users are accepted.

      finger 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
      finger recognizes the following options:

	   -b	     Suppress printing the user's home directory and shell.

	   -f	     Suppress printing the header that is normally printed
		     in a short-format printout.

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

	   -i	     Force ``idle'' output format.  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.




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 finger(1)							   finger(1)




	   -p	     Suppress printing of the .plan files

	   -q	     Force quick output format.	 Similar to short format
		     except that only the login name, terminal, and login
		     time are printed.

	   -R	     Print the user's host name.

	   -s	     Force short output format.

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

 WARNINGS
      Only the first line of the .project file is printed.

 AUTHOR
      finger was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

 FILES
      /etc/utmp		  who file
      /var/adm/wtmp	  last login file
      /etc/passwd	  for users names, offices, ...
      ~/.plan		  plans
      ~/.project	  projects
      /var/mail		  mail directory

 SEE ALSO
      chfn(1), who(1).

























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