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Finger

The finger command either gives a list of who is logged on, or gives information about a user or users.

Example #1 - List of users :

lager 8:35pm {0}[~] finger

Login    Name                 Tty  Idle  Login Time   Office     Office Phone
abeattie Alex Beattie         *p3  1:54  Jul 30 18:54 (ccs-annex3.carle)
adevries Alex deVries          p2    54  Jul 30 13:08 (neon.ingenia.ca)
albin    Albin Wu             *pb  2:52  Jul 30 17:56 (ccs-annex7.carle)
bross    Brian Ross            q5    39  Jul 30 20:09 (ccs-annex4.carle)
cb       Mark Seaby            pa        Jul 30 20:39 (beach.pal.engsoc)
cellison Chris Ellison        *p8        Jul 30 20:21 (ccs-annex3.carle)
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The '*' in the Tty column indicate that the user has his messages turned off.

If you specify a name, finger will search for people who's user id or name match, and show information about them.

Example #2 - Find information :

lager 8:35pm {0}[~] finger michel

Login: mbeshara       			Name: Michel Beshara
Directory: /home/users3/mbeshara    	Shell: /bin/tcsh
Last login Tue Jul 29 18:03 (EDT) on ttyp9 from ccs-annex3.carle
New mail received Wed Jul 30 16:19 1997 (EDT)
     Unread since Tue Jul 29 11:26 1997 (EDT)
No Plan.
Login: michcric       			Name: Michel Crichton
Directory: /home/users6/michcric    	Shell: /bin/tcsh
Last login Wed Jul 30 14:12 (EDT) on ttypc from newgate.mitel.co
Mail last read Wed Jul 30 14:13 1997 (EDT)
No Plan.
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