ODOC: finger

finger — User information lookup program.


finger will lookup and show information about users in the local or remote system.


$ finger — Show currently logged on user’s info.

$ finger user1 — Show info about the user1.

$ finger -s — Show more info about the currently logged on users.

$ finger -l — Show all info about the users in multi-lines.

$ finger @host2 — Show all current logged on users info.

$ finger user2@host2 — Show info about user2 on host2.


  • User can add his/her plans in ~/.plan and projects details in ~/.project file. Finger will show this in output.
  • Remote host should run fingerd to support remote fingering.

Read: man finger

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