Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
Note that some finger programs don't take arguments, some will accept only a userid (the exact login name of a user,), and still others will search using a first or last name. If your system has manual pages installed, type man finger for more information. If your system has Internet access but not finger, there are several freely distributable versions, including GNU finger and BSD finger.
Here's an example:
bolero finger email@example.com [hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu] Users who have `ron' in their names: Aaron Putnam (putnam) Home: /home/fsg/putnam Shell: /usr/local/bin/cracked No mail. Aaron Putnam (putnam) is not presently logged in. Last seen at hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu on Sun Apr 5 14:03:27 1992 No plan. Carol Botteron (botteron) Home: /home/gp/botteron Shell: /bin/csh New mail since Tue Feb 22 00:30:55 1994 Has not read mail for 13:52:00. Carol Botteron (botteron) is not presently logged in. Last seen at geech.gnu.ai.mit.edu on Mon Feb 21 13:15:05 1994 No plan. Ronnie Gay Strong (strongr) Home: /home/fsg/strongr Shell: /usr/local/gnubin/bash No mail. Ronnie Gay Strong (strongr) is not presently logged in. Last seen at hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu on Tue Feb 23 10:22:49 1993
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