Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2118
finger doesn't check for exact matches unless -m is passed
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:36:53 EST
Unless a user invokes finger with the '-m' switch, it doesn't
bother to check for an exact match for a user name using
getpwnam(). If the nsswitch module that contains the info
about that user doesn't provide a getpwent() function (like
hesiod), finger will always fail without that '-m' flag.
Whether this is actually a bug is debatable because the man
page isn't too clear on what should be done. I'm about to
mail in a patch to fix this anyway.
------- Email Received From Nalin Dahyabhai <firstname.lastname@example.org> 04/11/99 01:07 -------
------- Email Received From Stepan Kasal <email@example.com> 05/10/99 08:56 -------
Fixed in finger-0.10-25. Thanks for the patches.