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    In Unix, finger is a program you can use to find information about computer users. It usually lists the login name, the full name, and possibly other details about the user you are fingering. These details may include the office location and phone number (if known), login time, idle time, time mail was last read, and the user's plan and project files. The information listed varies, and you may not be able to get any information from some sites.
    In some cases, you may be able to use the finger command to verify an address or find more information for someone at another institution about whom you already have some information. The finger command is available on most Unix systems. It differs from the whois command, which you can use simply to find the email address of someone at another institution.
    To use finger, at your Unix prompt, enter: finger username@node.domain Replace node.domain with the appropriate machine and domain address, and username with the name of the person or the person's username, for example: finger dvader@mentor.cc.purdue.edu You will get output similar to the following: [mentor.cc.purdue.edu] Login name: dvader In real life: Darth Vader Directory: /home/mentor/d/dvader Shell: /bin/csh Last login Tue Jul 17 15:21 on ttyQ7 from expert.cc.purdue.edu Unread mail since Wed Jul 18 13:00:54 2001 This is only one of many formats the output may take; for instance, you may see something more like one of the following: finger skywalker@moe.cc.emory.edu Luke Skywalker (skywalke) is not presently logged in. Last seen at moe on Mon Jul 23 05:13:06 2001 from larry.cc.emory.edu Mail forwarded to skywalke@mail.service.emory.edu. Project: Save the galaxy! Plan: *Star-hopping Friday night with Han *Appointment with Yoda Monday at 3:15pm finger hsolo@tiger.depauw.edu [tiger.depauw.edu] Login name: HSOLO In real life: HAN SOLO Is not logged in. No Plan. If you are trying to get information from a site that does not allow remote fingering (that is, if you must be logged into that site in order to finger users on that system), you will get results similar to this: finger yoda@law.weblaw.com [law.weblaw.com] connect: Connection refused
    Some sites use a period ( . ) instead of an underscore ( _ ) in the full name (for example, Darth.Vader), or require an extra period to specify middle initials (Darth.E.Vader).
    For more information about finger and whois, at your Unix prompt, enter one of the following:
    man finger man whois

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    Re: finger command

    thnx alot sir but sir i want to know that how we can use "finger"command in MS DOS. B/C i used it 4 years ago and now i forget its syntax and use kindly reply.

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    Re: finger command

    Commands: (identifiers are shown in uppercase, [] means optional)
    NAMEprint info about the host/domain NAME using default serverNAME1 NAME2 as above, but use NAME2 as serverhelp or ?print info on common commandsset OPTIONset an option

    allprint options, current server and host[no]debugprint debugging information[no]d2print exhaustive debugging information[no]defnameappend domain name to each query[no]recurseask for recursive answer to query[no]searchuse domain search list[no]vcalways use a virtual circuitdomain=NAMEset default domain name to NAMEsrchlist=N1[/N2/.../N6] set domain to N1 and search list to N1,N2, etc.root=NAMEset root server to NAMEretry=Xset number of retries to Xtimeout=Xset initial time-out interval to X secondstype=Xset query type (ex. A,ANY,CNAME,MX,NS,PTR,SOA,SRV)querytype=Xsame as typeclass=Xset query class (ex. IN (Internet), ANY)[no]msxfruse MS fast zone transferixfrver=Xcurrent version to use in IXFR transfer requestserver NAMEset default server to NAME, using current default serverlserver NAMEset default server to NAME, using initial serverfinger [USER]finger the optional NAME at the current default hostrootset current default server to the rootls [opt] DOMAIN [> FILE] list addresses in DOMAIN (optional: output to FILE)

    -alist canonical names and aliases-dlist all records-t TYPE list records of the given type (e.g. A,CNAME,MX,NS,PTR etc.)view FILEsort an 'ls' output file and view it with pgexitexit the program
    Examples
    This command is often used to perform a reverse lookup on an IP address as shown in the below example. The first section specifies the server and address of that server that provided you with the domain name and IP address displayed in the second section.
    nslookup 204.228.150.3
    Server: ns.computerhope.com
    Address: 1.1.1.1

    Name: www.computerhope.com
    Address: 204.228.150.3
    nslookup
    Running nslookup without specifying an IP address or domain name will s

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    Re: finger command

    THANK U VERY MUCH
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    Re: finger command

    thanks for nice sharing.......................

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    BAHI BOHET KHOB. KIA AP DOS KAY BAREY MEIN MAZEED BATA DAIN TO MEHRBANI HO GI

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