Prints out, what the users name, notifyed in the gecos field, is

finger | grep $(whoami) | head -n1 | awk '{print $2 " " $3}'
finger - gets logged in users grep $(whoami) - greps only the current user (if there are more logged in) head -n1 - just one line awk '{print $2 " " $3}' - second and third word, seperated with a space (the users name) OT: My first commandlinefu-command :)
Sample Output
John Doe

By: mogoh
2011-01-07 16:54:11

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What Others Think

what if the user's name takes three strings!? for example "John No Doe"... maybe better way:
binfalse · 576 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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