Displaying information about a user logged in to a host

Use this procedure to view information about a specific user logged in to a remote host.

To display information about a single user logged in to a remote host:

  1. Log in to the remote host with which you want to communicate.
  2. To display information about user brown on host alcatraz, type:
    finger brown@alcatraz
    Information similar to the following is displayed:
    Login name:  brown
    Directory:  /home/brown     Shell:  /home/bin/xinit -L -n Startup
    On since May 8 07:13:49 on console
    No Plan.

Your system administrator can set up your system so that the finger command works differently. If you encounter any problems using the finger command, contact your system administrator.