finger Linux Commands
What is Linux finger Command?
finger COMMAND: finger command displays the user's login name, real name, terminal name and write status (as a ''*'' after the terminal name if write permission is denied), idle time, login time, office location and office phone number..
finger [-lmsp] [user ...] [user@host ...]
||Prints all the information described by -s option and also the user's home directory, home phone number, login shell, mail status, and the contents of the files ".plan",".project",".pgpkey", and ".forward" from the users home directory.
||Match arguments only on user name (not first or last name).
||Supress the prinitng format of -l, It will not display the contents of ".plan",".project", and ".pgkey" files.
||Prints the output in short format.
- To Print the user information in short format:
finger -s hiox
Sep 14 09:07
9 Sep 14 09:08
*pts/1 1:29 Sep 14 09:12
finger command prints the user information as user's login name, real name, terminal name and write status, idle time, login time, office location and office phone number.