FINGER.CONF(5) MidnightBSD File Formats Manual FINGER.CONF(5)

NAME

finger.conf — finger(1) alias configuration file

DESCRIPTION

The optional finger.conf file is used to provide aliases that can be fingered by local and network users. This may be useful where a user’s login name is not the same as their preferred mail address, or for providing virtual login names than can be fingered.

Lines beginning with ‘‘#’’ are comments. Other lines must consist of an alias name and a target name separated by a colon. A target name should be either a user, a forward reference to another alias or the path of a world readable file.

Where an alias points to a file, the contents of that file will be displayed when the alias is fingered.

FILES
/etc/finger.conf

finger(1) alias definition data base

EXAMPLES

# /etc/finger.conf alias definition file
#
# Format alias:(user|alias)
#
# Individual aliases
#
markk:mkn
john.smith:dev329
john:dev329
sue:/etc/finger/sue.txt
#
# Network status message
#
status:/usr/local/etc/status.txt
#
# Administrative redirects
#
root:admin
postmaster:admin
abuse:admin
#
# For the time being, ’sod’ is sysadmin.
#
admin:sod

SEE ALSO

finger(1)

HISTORY

Support for the finger.conf file was submitted by Mark Knight <markk@knigma.org> and first appeared in FreeBSD 4.2.

MidnightBSD 0.3 August 16, 2000 MidnightBSD 0.3