pinky - lightweight finger


pinky [OPTION]... [USER]...


-l produce long format output for the specified USERs
-b omit the user’s home directory and shell in long format
-h omit the user’s project file in long format
-p omit the user’s plan file in long format
-s do short format output, this is the default
-f omit the line of column headings in short format
-w omit the user’s full name in short format
-i omit the user’s full name and remote host in short format
-q omit the user’s full name, remote host and idle time in short format
--help display this help and exit
 output version information and exit
A lightweight ‘finger’ program; print user information. The utmp file will be /var/run/utmp.


Written by Joseph Arceneaux, David MacKenzie, and Kaveh Ghazi.


Report pinky bugs to GNU coreutils home page: <> General help using GNU software: <>


Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for pinky is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and pinky programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'pinky invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.

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