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Re: Pinky command

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Pinky command
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:45:50 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

address@hidden wrote:
> Why the name of command was changed from "finger" to "pinky"? I
> liked new name, but there may be Some old scripts (copied from Unix
> to Linux) in which finger may have used.  I suggested finger as a
> link to pinky.

As far as I know pinky is not a replacement for finger but is instead
a lightweight version of it.  On my Debian system I have both a
'finger' command and a 'pinky' command and the output is not identical
between them.  Although they are very similar.

Most software distributions that include finger include one of the
free versions such as the BSD netkit one.  Here is one such:



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