finger

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Displays information about users on a specified remote computer (typically a computer running UNIX) that is running the finger service or daemon. The remote computer specifies the format and output of the user information display. Used without parameters, finger displays help.

Important

This command is available only if the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol is installed as a component in the properties of a network adapter in Network Connections.

Syntax

finger [-l] [<user>] [@<host>] [...]

Parameters

Parameter Description
-l Displays user information in long list format.
<user> Specifies the user about which you want information. If you omit the user parameter, this command displays information about all users on the specified computer.
@<host> Specifies the remote computer running the finger service where you are looking for user information. You can specify a computer name or IP address.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • You must prefix finger parameters with a hyphen (-) rather than a slash (/).

  • Multiple user@host parameters can be specified.

Examples

To display information for user1 on the computer users.microsoft.com, type:

finger user1@users.microsoft.com

To display information for all users on the computer users.microsoft.com, type:

finger @users.microsoft.com

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