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

NAME
     finger.conffinger(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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