finger - display information about local and remote users
finger [ -bfhilmpqsw ] [ username... ]
finger [-l ] [ username@hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen]
finger [-l ] [ @hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen] ... ]
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
o the contents of the $HOME/.plan file, if it exists
If the arguments username@hostname1[@hostname2...@hostnamen]
@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.
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-
-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
-p Suppress printing of the .plan file in a long format
-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
$HOME/.plan user's plan
$HOME/.project user's projects
/etc/passwd password file
/var/adm/lastlog time of last login
passwd(1), who(1), whois(1)
The finger user information protocol limits the options that
may be used with the remote form of this command.
Man(1) output converted with