Not the Same Old .Plan File Question

Not the Same Old .Plan File Question

Post by D. Birds » Fri, 08 Jul 1994 22:01:40



I have read most of the .plan file threads in this group over the past
week or so, and have created a .plan file of about 20 lines.  When I
"finger" my user ID while on my home system, however, only the first
line shows up.  It also has a $ sign at the end of the line, which I
did not place there.  When I "finger" my user ID from work, nothing
shows up at all.

I have tried "chmod a+r" and the other tips I read earlier in this
group, but nothing seems to work.  Does anyone have any ideas?  My
internet connection uses a Sun system, if that's any help.  Some
assistance would be appreciated.

David

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                               from "Sentimental Journey, 1917-22"

 
 
 

Not the Same Old .Plan File Question

Post by Joseph Sebasti » Sat, 09 Jul 1994 12:35:55


: I have read most of the .plan file threads in this group over the past
: week or so, and have created a .plan file of about 20 lines.  When I
: "finger" my user ID while on my home system, however, only the first
: line shows up.  It also has a $ sign at the end of the line, which I
: did not place there.  When I "finger" my user ID from work, nothing
: shows up at all.

: I have tried "chmod a+r" and the other tips I read earlier in this
: group, but nothing seems to work.  Does anyone have any ideas?  My
: internet connection uses a Sun system, if that's any help.  Some
: assistance would be appreciated.

: David

: --
: David Mark Birdsey, M.A.L.D.| "Those desiring to make history would
: . . . spricht gerne Deutsch |  be better concerned with their own
:                             |  biography." - Viktor Shklovsky,
:                                from "Sentimental Journey, 1917-22"

Check the man page of you system under finger and see if it
supports the "-l" option.  If it does; you should use

finger -l {login}

to get the complete .plan file instead of the first line.

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Not the Same Old .Plan File Question

Post by Herb Wol » Sun, 10 Jul 1994 00:00:13


: I have read most of the .plan file threads in this group over the past
: week or so, and have created a .plan file of about 20 lines.  When I
: "finger" my user ID while on my home system, however, only the first
: line shows up.  It also has a $ sign at the end of the line, which I
: did not place there.  When I "finger" my user ID from work, nothing
: shows up at all.

the dollar sign is telling you that your plan is one line. you need to
hit return every 75 chars or so. most editors may support line wrap, but
they do not put in the carriage returns

herb

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Not the Same Old .Plan File Question

Post by Bill Marc » Mon, 11 Jul 1994 07:10:52


It sounds as if you created your .plan file with no end-of-line characters.
Did you press return while you were writing it?  What editor did you use?
Or did you just "cat > .plan", trusting your terminal's line-wrap?

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Not the Same Old .Plan File Question

Post by D. Birds » Mon, 11 Jul 1994 10:17:59




>It sounds as if you created your .plan file with no end-of-line characters.
>Did you press return while you were writing it?  What editor did you use?
>Or did you just "cat > .plan", trusting your terminal's line-wrap?

The editor I'm using is vi.  I originally wrote the file by typing
"vi .plan" at the promt.  I also tried "cat > .plan" as well when
the first one did not work.  I also experimented and just typed
some gibberish about half-way across the screen (less than 75
characters) and hit return, with the same result: one line with
a dollar sign at the end.  Could there be a system problem here?
If so, what should I ask/tell my service provider?  I mean, this IS
an emergency, after all.  How else will the Internet Community know
what a great, wonderful, witty, etc. person I am if they can't fin-
ger my .plan?! ;)

--
David Mark Birdsey, M.A.L.D.| "Those desiring to make history would
. . . spricht gerne Deutsch |  be better concerned with their own
                            |  biography." - Viktor Shklovsky,
                               from "Sentimental Journey, 1917-22"

 
 
 

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