Software that allows the user to enter the address of an Internet site to find information about that system's users or a particular user. Some finger addresses return other topic-specific information.
Finger is a program which allows you to determine if a user is logged on, in addition to any other useful information about them (such as whether they have any unread e-mail, or when was the last time they logged on).
A protocol, defined in RFC 1288, that allows information about a system or user on a system to be retrived. Finger also refers to the commonly used program which retrieves this information. Information about all logged in users, as well is information about specific users may be retrieved from local or remote systems. Some sites consider finger to be a security risk and have either disabled it, or replaced it with a simple message. [Source: RFC1983
Finger is a program that provides basic information about a user logged onto a particular system (not all places are enabled for finger, thought most text-based BBSes and conferencing systems are). At a minimum, finger usually shows the user's name, last login time and idle time. Finger is often use as a verb, as in "I fingered her to find out when she last logged in."
Programs that search for information on individuals over the Internet. Names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and the site at which they are located are all available; these programs don't work on all systems.
a simple form of interrogation of a remote machine or user - the response may be details of who is currently logged onto the system or other informatiom as decided by the system operator - if an individual is 'fingered', they may respond with a 'plan' file giving witty and/or useful information about the user
Internet utility for locating people on Internet sites. Returns such information as whether a user is logged in, where someone has an account, etc. Many site administrators don't allow Finger requests, because it can help hackers to break into their server.
A standard utility supplied with the TCP/IP family that lets you determine who is a valid user and who is logged into a system you have access to. The syntax is finger [email protected], or finger @host. See WHOIS.
This is an Internet software tool that lets you find people on other Internet sites. Finger is usually used to find out if a person has an account at a particular Internet site. Many sites do not allow incoming Finger requests, but some do, and some allow access to non-personal information.
A standard information retrieval protocol sometimes used to list who is currently logged in on another machine. The information includes users login name, full name, home directory, the login shell, the time they logged in if they are currently logged in, or the time they last logged in if they are not, as well as the terminal or host for which they logged in.
An Internet system that allows you, if you have someone's e-mail address, to find out who the person is, when he or she last checked in for mail, and several other bits of information. If that person has written a ".plain" or ".project" file, that will also be displayed. For example, to see the account information and .plan file for the address [email protected], just type finger [email protected] at your access provider's main prompt.
A program that displays information about someone on the net. On most UNIX systems, this command tells you who is logged on right now. On most Internet hosts, it tells you the name, and possibly some other information based on the person's Internet address and the last time they logged on.
A UNIX command that shows information about a user or group of users on the Internet. When executed, the Finger command usually returns the user's real name, whether or not they have unread mail, and the time and date of their last login. Finger also displays two files (if they exist) located in the home directory of the user you fingered. These two files (the .PLAN and the .PROJECT files.) are simply ASCII text files that can be entered by the user to display any information upon being fingered. With present-day privacy concerns, this protocol is becoming more and more rare.
An UNIX command widely used on the Internet to find out if a particular user is currently logged on. Some systems provide additional information such as voice number and the last time the user logged on. The person being "fingered" must have placed his or her profile on the system.
In organized-crime usage, it's another name for squealing, and the Internet usage isn't far off. An Internet finger, while far friendlier, still searches someone out and gives information on them. The word finger refers to both the protocol itself and the software program that runs it. Your basic finger call is done on a particular user (i.e. [email protected]), and returns such information as whether the user is logged in, when they last checked their mail, and a customizable, signature-like file called a plan. Its power can also extend to letting someone retrieve a list of all users at a site. For this reason — not having the resources of organized-crime figures — many site administrators disable finger's operation, deeming the software a security risk.
A program that you point at the username of someone on a networked system. It uncovers that person's full name, most recent log-in time, and other information. It's also used as a verb, meaning to apply the program to the user name.
An Internet software tool for locating and retrieving informaton on people on other Internet sites. Finger is also sometimes used to give access to non-personal information, but the most common use is to see if a person has an account at a particular Internet site. Fingering a user can give you information about that user's account such as their email address, shell type, and other information aswell.
A UNIX command that shows information about a user or group of users on the Internet. When executed, the Finger command usually returns the user's real name, whether or not they have unread mail, and the time and date of their last login. Finger also displays two files (if they exist) located in the home directory of the user you fingered. These two files (the .PLAN and the .PROJECT files.) are simply ASCII text files that can be entered by the user to display any information upon being fingered. To try this out, download a finger client (or type "FINGER" at the UNIX prompt) and try fingering "[email protected]".
A program that searches for and displays information about a particular user, or all users, logged onto a network system. The information displayed usually includes the individual's full name, last login time, idle time, connect time, and their terminal location.
Is a software tool which allows you to locate an individual on an Internet site. For example one would "finger" Jane at IBM, to see if Jane had an account on the IBM site (if was almost impossible to resist the juvenile pun here.
A command which allows users to retrieve information about people or resources on another system. It uses the form "[email protected]" in which case it returns details about the system and the users currently logged in. Or it uses the form "finger [email protected]" in which case it reports more detailed information about the use, including any information the user has placed in a "plan" or "project" file.
a program that takes an e-mail address as input and returns information about the user who owns that e-mail address. On some systems, finger only reports whether the user is currently logged on. Other systems return additional information, such as the user's full name, address, and telephone number. Of course, the user must first enter this information into the system.
UNIX software that weeds out information (particularly email info) about an Internet user and returns the data to the requesting party. This might include the user's full name and whether he is online at the moment. Due to abuse by commercial mass emailers, UNIX systems now ignore many finger queries.
A tool for identifying people on other hosts. This mechanism can be used to access information about users on remote computers. Many times a finger program is used to see whether a user is logged onto a system.
A UNIX utility that reports information about other users who have UNIX accounts. Finger can tell you, for example, where and when a person last logged in to the system. It can also be used on a single host or across the Internet.
A UNIX program known for its abilty to track information about the owner of a specified email address. Built into many email systems, this utility can easily retrieve basic user details, such as name, address and phone number.
unix command that queries a .plan file for information and tells last login and other misc data. many game designers offer current information about what they are doing in their (finger) '.plan'. the best finger resource is quakefinger by dweomer and hank. more finger info at the Guide...
Unix program which lets you find out information about the owner of an e-mail address. The finger lets you know if the user is currently logged on, and on some systems will tell you the user's real name, the time and date of the last time they were connected, and other information which the user has made available about themselves.
A collection of software routines used by computers running the IP protocol stack, which allows a user to read public information about a user on the same or remote machine. Information can include: full name, telephone number and extension, mailing address, time and place of last login, and whether the user has any pending unread mail.
Finger is a very old way of looking up someone's email address on the Internet. Assuming a user's ISP supports it, fingering a user on the internet displays the last time the person logged in, and whether or not he or she has any mail to be read. There also may be special information displayed if the user has set up a Plan file. You need a Finger client (software) to use this feature of the Internet.
An Internet tool for locating people on other sites. Finger can also be used to give access to non-personal information, but the most common use is to see if a person has an account at a particular site. The most famous finger site was a Coke machine at Carnegie-Mellon University that students had wired to the Internet. They could then finger the machine and find out how many bottles remained and how long they had been in the machine so they wouldn't walk all the way there and find an empty machine or warm soda.
A type of directory service on many UNIX systems; the "osu.edu" computer is a finger server. Queries take the format firstname_lastname (e.g., jane_doe) or for more complete information, =firstname.lastname (e.g., =jane_doe).
A program that displays information about a particular user or all users logged on a local system. It typically shows full name, the last log-in time, terminal line, and location. It may also display project files left by the user.
A program that displays information about a particular user, orall users, logged on the local system or on a remote system. Ittypically shows full name, last login time, idle time, terminalline, and terminal location (where applicable). It may alsodisplay plan and project files left by the user. Firewall
An Internet software tool for locating people on other Internet sites. Finger is also sometimes used to give access to non-personal information, but the most common use is to see if a person has an account at a particular Internet site. Many sites do not allow incoming Finger requests, but many do.
A program for determining the name associated with an e-mail address, originally developed as part of BSD (Berkeley System Distribution) variant of UNIX. Finger programs can either be run on a local computer or be accessed via one of many finger Gateways on the Internet.
The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
In Western cultures, the finger (as in giving someone the finger) is a popularly known obscene hand gesture made by extending the middle finger of the hand while bending the other fingers at the second knuckle. A known variation includes extending the thumb as well. The gesture is also known as "the bird", "flipping the bird", or "flipping (someone) off."
A finger (sometimes finger-breadth), when used as a unit, is usually seven eighth of an inch or 2.2225 cm (for the international inch). The width of an adult human male finger tip is indeed about 2 centimetres. The inch, on the other hand, originates in the breadth of a thumb.
A finger of a beverage varies with each individual and the diameter of the container. It is generally accepted as the amount of liquid one must remove (usually by drinking) to lower the level of the liquid by the width of one finger. The finger used is normally the index, middle or thumb.
Pressing A method for forming temporary guidelines for appliqué turned edges or seam allowances. Running a fingernail along the fold makes it lie flat. A "hera" (a Japanese term) tool can also be used in place of a finger to press the fold.
In the inner player mechanism, the device by which movement of the pneumatic is transferred to the piano action. A finger glued to the pneumatic is called the pneumatic finger; a finger located on a rail with other fingers is sometimes called a flanged finger. Flanged fingers often have a screw adjustment called a capstan for adjusting the relationship of the flanged finger to the piano action.