Subject: Re: finger
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Kimmo Suominen <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/12/2002 11:43:50
Ok, let me think of an alternative -- I already have something in mind,
which hopefully will be ok with everyone.

    beowulf:~> echo $PG:q

I think that was for HP-UX, or maybe OSF/1, neither one of which I have
access to anymore.

+ Kim

| From:    Noriyuki Soda <>
| Date:    Thu, 12 Sep 2002 22:42:22 +0900
| >>>>> On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:27:39 -0400,
| 	Kimmo Suominen <> said:
| > I'm not sure if your argument is for or against the environment variable.
| > Only the environment variable will make a difference when finger is
| > called from a script or a binary.  The alias will not make it that far.
| Ah, your intention is to call finger from a script which may be used
| in other UNIX variants?
| Well, perhaps you can use the environment variable in the script
| explicitly (rathar than processing the environment in finger command).
| The reason I thought this is because I do not prefer per-commond
| environment variable (it always reminds me MS-DOS ;)), but I don't
| have strong opinion about this.
| BTW, does `pg' have a per-command environment variable?
| I cannot find such option in Solaris8 man page.
| --
| soda