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Old 04-26-2013, 05:48 AM   #1
manalisharmabe
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"finger user1" pointing user1 and user2 as well why so?


Hello guys,



on Solaris 10 os, I have this problem,



When I finger one user it points to 2 users why so,



Code:
-bash-3.2$ finger machova
Login name: machovp                     In real life: raju Machova (LIB FinAcct User)
Directory: /users/cz/182/machovp        Shell: /usr/bin/ksh
Never logged in.
No unread mail
No Plan.

Login name: machova                     In real life: ram Machova (Liberec Production User)
Directory: /users/cz/182/machova        Shell: /usr/bin/ksh
Never logged in.
No unread mail
No Plan.
However their home directory is diferent.



Code:
-bash-3.2$ grep machova /etc/passwd
machova:x:4828:102:ram Machova (System1 Production User):/users/cz/182/machova:/usr/bin/ksh
-bash-3.2$ grep machovp /etc/passwd
machovp:x:3689:102:raju Machova (System2 FinAcct User):/users/cz/182/machovp:/usr/bin/ksh
-bash-3.2$ sudo ls -ltra /users/cz/182/machova


Will this cause any issue? first tell me,

I checked their respective home directories the owner and group owner are proper.



Please advise.



Thanks,

Manali.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #2
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See http://linux.die.net/man/1/finger
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-m' Prevent matching of user names. User is usually a login name; however, matching will also be done on the users' real names, unless the -m option is supplied. All name matching performed by finger is case insensitive.
 
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #3
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finger has matched two users based on their second name (Machova)

From the finger man page:

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User is usually a login name; however, matching will also be done on the users' real names, unless the -m option is supplied.  All name matching performed by finger is case insensitive.
So finger is reporting what you asked it for.
 
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot guys!
I got it, use -m option.

but still have one question as why the user ram which was not even created on system ,
when did finger ram was diplaying raju loginname
 
  


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