Check Linux User Information using Linux finger Command

 

Check Linux User Information using Linux finger Command.

 

   The example below use finger command to check Linux user information.  The finger command can be use to get user information including user login name, user full name, user home directory,  user shell, user terminal name (user tty), user idle time, user came from.., user login time, user office location and user phone number.

 

Check user information example:

 

Open the shell terminal, type in finger command without and option and then hit 'Enter' key.

Check Linux User Information using Linux finger Command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ finger

Login     Name         Tty      Idle  Login Time   Office     Office Phone

jason     Matt Jason   pts/3      17  May  3 20:34 (192.168.228.1)

linux                  pts/1          May  3 20:26 (192.168.228.1)

root      root         pts/0      19  May  3 19:10 (192.168.228.1)

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

Now lets try finger command with user name or login name to check the specific user information.. the output from finger command below show detail about specific user, the output show user login name, user full name, user home directory path, user shell, suer login time, user idle time, user came from and user terminal name, user mail and user plan if any...

Check user information example

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ finger jason

Login: jason                            Name: Matt Jason

Directory: /home/jason                  Shell: /bin/bash

On since Mon May  3 20:34 (EDT) on pts/3 from 192.168.228.1

   18 minutes 40 seconds idle

No mail.

No Plan.

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

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