.plan files

.plan files

Post by Albert H » Sun, 07 Aug 1994 22:57:27




>Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a .plan file

And you call yourself a consultant for "computing & network solutions"?

Quote:>and where is it documented.

"man finger" or, for you "Unix for Dummies" would be more appropriate.


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OK, I'll put that in my rolodex. :)

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.plan files

Post by Stephen Davie » Mon, 08 Aug 1994 03:10:46


Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a .plan file and where is it
documented.

Thank you,

Steve.

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.plan files

Post by David Malo » Sun, 07 Aug 1994 20:27:25



>Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a .plan file and where is it
>documented.

If you finger someone, the contense of .plan in their
home dir will be shown at the end of the finger message.


        David.

 
 
 

.plan files

Post by Kevin Coone » Fri, 12 Aug 1994 05:29:31



> >Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a .plan file and where is it
> >documented.

> If you finger someone, the contense of .plan in their
> home dir will be shown at the end of the finger message.

Documented in RFC 1288

-Kevin

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1. Name pipe files and finger .plan files...

I read with interest in the FAQ file here, the suggestion about using a name
pipe (made with mknod) in regards to finding, and possibly using the name of
the person fingering you in a plan file. However, the FAQ just brushes on the
idea and looks more at how to find remote user names.

Would some kind soul(s) be willing to explain to an intermediate shell user/C
programmer how to receive a (local, or perhaps remote) users name when
fingered and possibly how to show that name in the .plan file (ex. "Geez, Jo
Blow sure is nozy...").

Oh, some assumptions to answer: running SunOS 4.1 with BSD. Name pipes are
allowed with mknod and it appears fingerd will accept them as .plan files.

Please email responses to me, as I don't get to this group often, and this is
a pretty FAQish question.  Thanks in advance for any help.

:)

James Miller

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