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       cfingerd.text - cfingerd text rules


       cfingerd  offers  different  commands  that  can  be  placed  in  text  files  to  display
       corresponding information.  Each command used with cfingerd in text files  begins  with  a
       dollar-sign  (or  a  "$").  This usually indicates to cfingerd that when it's displaying a
       file, it issues the command given directly after that character and inserts its output.

       If you want to display a raw "$" sign, simply put two "$" signs together, or "$$".

       Text   commands   are    only    parsed    if    ALLOW_LINE_PARSING    is    enabled    in
       /etc/cfingerd/cfingerd.conf(5).   If  it  is  disabled  the text files will be sent as is,
       complete with any single or double dollar signs they may contain.


       The following is a list of text  commands  and  what  they  do.   They  are  checked  case

       $CENTER  will  display  the  entire  contents of the line.  This command must start at the
       beginning of the line.  This is a very common command.

       $DATE displays the current system date in the format of MM/DD/YY.

       $TIME displays the current system time in the format HH:MM A/PM (timezone).

       $IDENT displays the identity of the current person fingering your system.

       $COMPILE_DATETIME displays the date and time of which the current issue  of  cfingerd  was
       compiled on your system.

       $VERSION displays the current version of cfingerd.

       $EXEC  executes  the  rest  of  the  line  as  a system command and send the output to the
       fingering user.  Pipes, parameters etc. are available. The $EXEC command must be on a line
       by  itself  in  order  to function properly.  The command is executed as nobody.nogroup if
       used in a system file.  If used in a user file (e.g.  .plan) the command  is  executed  as
       that particular user.  cfingerd will fork() before executing the new command and will drop
       all priviledges so this is safe.

       This feature is only available  if  ALLOW_EXECUTION  is  enabled  in  cfingerd.conf.   The
       program may prodeuce a maximum of 10MB of output.


       If  you like the software, and you want to learn more about the software, or want to see a
       feature   added   to   it   that   isn't   already   here,   then    please    write    to         The        project's        webpage        is       at .


       cfingerd(8), cfingerd.conf(5), finger(1), userlist(1), any of the included docs  with  the
       standard cfingerd distribution.