Getting information through moira

In Unix, it is possible to finger a user to find out more information about him or her. To do this, just type finger user. You can change this information about yourself with the chfn command. The use of the command is very straight forward. Just type chfn. You will then be told what your current information is and prompted for new information. The new information that you entered will be available to people who use finger user within a day or so.

You can also find finger user@mitdir to get the ``official'' information about a person; this service is maintained by Distributed Computing and Network Services and any changes of information must go through the Registrar's Office (for students) or Personnel (for staff). You cannot change this finger information yourself.

Luke Faraone 2012-01-11