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NAME

     finger.conf -- finger(1) alias configuration file


DESCRIPTION

     The optional finger.conf file is used to provide aliases that can be fin-
     gered 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 pro-
     viding 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 dis-
     played 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.

BSD                             August 16, 2000                            BSD

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