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Get user's full name in Mac OS X

Terminal - Get user's full name in Mac OS X
finger `whoami` | awk -F: '{ print $3 }' | head -n1 | sed 's/^ //'
2013-01-03 20:19:03
User: andrew_duffy
Functions: awk finger head sed
1
Get user's full name in Mac OS X

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Terminal - Alternatives
finger $(whoami) | egrep -o 'Name: [a-zA-Z0-9 ]{1,}' | cut -d ':' -f 2 | xargs echo
2014-09-24 01:22:07
User: swebber
Functions: cut egrep finger xargs
0

Its possible to user a simple regex to extract de username from the finger command.

The final echo its optional, just for remove the initial space

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What others think

it's more simple using egrep with a regexp. See bellow:

finger $(whoami) | egrep -o 'Name: [a-zA-Z0-9 ]{1,}' | cut -d ':' -f 2 | xargs echo

Sebastian Webber

Comment by swebber 4 weeks and 2 days ago

it's more simple using egrep with a regexp. See bellow:

finger $(whoami) | egrep -o 'Name: [a-zA-Z0-9 ]{1,}' | cut -d ':' -f 2 | xargs echo

Sebastian Webber

Comment by swebber 4 weeks and 2 days ago

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