NAME
     finger - display information about local and remote users

SYNOPSIS
     finger [ -bfhilmpqsw ] [ username...  ]

     finger [-l ]  [  username@hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen]
     ...  ]

     finger [-l ] [ @hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen] ...  ]

AVAILABILITY
     SUNWcsu

DESCRIPTION
     By default, the finger command displays in multi-column for-
     mat 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

     If the arguments username@hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen]
     or
     @hostname1[@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  username  is
     specified),  or  about each logged-in user.  The information
     displayed is server dependent.

OPTIONS
     The username@hostname form supports only the -l option.

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

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

     -h    Suppress printing of the .project file in a long  for-
          mat printout.

     -i    Force "idle" output format, which is 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 (not first  or  last
          name).

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

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

     -s    Force short output format.

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

FILES
     $HOME/.plan         user's plan
     $HOME/.project      user's projects
     /etc/passwd         password file
     /var/adm/lastlog    time of last login
     /var/adm/utmp       accounting

SEE ALSO
     passwd(1), who(1), whois(1)

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




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