Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Add User Information with .project and .plan files

The .plan file was intended to advise users, who can use the finger command, where someone was located or planning to do in the near-term. It's a user created free form file, so you can pretty much add what you want -- maybe signature type (phone number, address, website, blog, interests, etc) information. In this example, I'm listing phone numbers for after hours support followed by a quote.

Note: The fingerd daemon may be disabled at your site per security policies.

The finger command will read the first line of the .project file.
# vi .project
AFTER HOURS SUPPORT
:wq!

Just add your free form information in the .plan file
# vi .plan
For after hours support, call xxx-xxxx.
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"If you get the dirty end of the stick, sharpen it and turn it into a useful tool" -- Colin Powell

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:wq!

# finger -l esoft
Login name: esoft
Directory: /export/home/esoft Shell: /bin/csh
Last login Wed Oct 31 23:57 on pts/3 from wkstn2
No unread mail
Project: AFTER HOURS SUPPORT
Plan:
For after hours support, call xxx-xxxx or cell 010-xxx-xxxx
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"If you get the dirty end of the stick, sharpen it and turn it into a useful tool" -- Colin Powell

(¯`•.¸¸.»»» My SysAd Blog «««.¸¸.•´¯)

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