origin of finger command?

origin of finger command?

Post by Jerry Lesl » Wed, 23 Aug 1995 04:00:00



: What is origin and why is it called finger?

Use this URL and find out for yourself:

  http://www.cnam.fr/Jargon/
  The Jargon File 3.2.0

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origin of finger command?

Post by Phil Edwar » Thu, 24 Aug 1995 04:00:00




+ What is origin and why is it called finger?

It comes from the 1920's pulp fiction magazines and novels:
"finger", to obtain information about a person without their
knowledge.  Mickey Spillane would probably be the only person
immediately at home with the term.

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