Finger

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This article is about the concept of finger information. For body part, see index finger.

Finger is a command that you can use on any player or npc, as well as on a deity, a club, a family, or a domain, to gain some information about them.

Syntax:

finger 
finger <name|domain|club>

"Finger" by itself will return a list of everyone online, with real names (if set), locations (ditto), and birthdays (also ditto).

Players

Player finger info has the following in it:

  • Their login name
  • Their guild
  • The date and time they first logged on
  • Their age
  • When they last logged off, or--if they are online--how long they've been online and how long it's been since they've entered a command
  • Whether they have any mail, and if so, how many messages and how many unread messages
  • Either their project, if they've set one, or "no project"
  • Either their plan, if they've set one, or "no plan"

It may optionally also have the following, if the player has set it:

  • A name, marked as "real name"
  • A location
  • A birthday
  • An email address
  • A home page

Finger information is publicly visible to anyone--though the email address can (uniquely) be set to be visible only to creators and directors. You can set these optional things with the "chfn" command (or get the MUD to stop reminding you to set them by using the same command and just leaving them blank). They can also be set individually under "options personal".

The "plan" and "project" can be set to anything within the five-line limit, by creating aliases .plan and .project, respectively (semicolons, ";", will be interpreted as new lines). For example, "alias .plan 1;2;3;4;5" will cause you to have the following in your finger info:

Plan:
1
2
3
4
5

NPCs

For npcs, the information you get is simply that they are an npc, as finger info for all npcs looks the same, with the exception of the name:

>finger sokkard
Login name : sokkard               Real name : Banished               
Not really many seconds old.
No mail ever.
No plan.
No future.

Clubs

Clubs have the following in their finger info:

  • The founder, and where it was founded
  • A description (which can be set by the founder)
  • A list of online members
  • A list of offline members
  • A list of recruiters, both online and offline
  • If it's an elected club, then the secretary, vice-president, president, treasurer, and when the next election is scheduled.

Families

Families have the following in their finger info:

  • The founder, and where it was founded
  • A description
  • A list of members

Deities

Worshippable deities have the following in their finger info:

  • Name and title
  • A description
  • The current high entity
  • The approximate alignment requirements
  • The number of followers
  • The number of priests

Non-worshippable deities, on the other hand, only have the following in their finger info:

  • Name and title
  • A description
  • "<Pronoun> currently can't be worshipped."

Domains

Domains have the following in their finger info:

  • The leader of the domain
  • The deputy of the domain
  • Creators in the domain
  • A description

See also