Subject: Re: finger
To: None <>
From: Kimmo Suominen <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/12/2002 13:13:20
This would be a good approximation of the functionality provided by
an environment variable, but it is not the same thing.  Aliases are
only used in expanding input from the user, but it has no effect on
scripts or binaries calling the program.

Maybe we could "export FINGER=-i" and have finger look at that for
flags, just like less, more, pg and many other programs do.

+ Kim (T.SHIOZAKI) writes:

| Of cource, an administrator may do
| echo 'export LC_CTYPE=acme; alias finger="finger -i"' >> /etc/profile