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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

finger

Synopsis

                  finger [options] users
               

Display data about one or more users, including information listed in the files .plan and .project in each user’s home directory. You can specify each user either as a login name (exact match) or as a first or last name (display information on all matching names). Networked environments recognize arguments of the form user@host and @host.

Options

-l

Force long format (default): everything included by the -s option and home directory, home phone, login shell, mail status, .plan, .project, and .forward.

-m

Suppress matching of users’ “real” names.

-p

Omit .plan and .project files from display.

-s

Show short format: login name, real name, terminal name, write status, idle time, office location, and office phone number.

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