Linux Command Directory


Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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pinky

pinky [options] [users]

Print user information. A light-weight finger program that has both long and short formats. If no users are specified, prints information for all logged-on users.

Options

-b

In long format, omit the home directory and shell.

-f

In short format, omit column headings.

-h

In long format, omit the project file.

--help

Print help message and exit.

-i

In short format, omit the full name and remote host.

-l

Produce long-format output for the specified users. At least one user must be specified.

-p

In long format, omit the plan file.

-q

In short format, omit the full name, remote host, and idle time.

-s

Produce short format output; the default.

--version

Print version information and exit.

-w

In short format, omit the full name.


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