On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, gaukia 345 wrote:
> I'm writing a web mail. Having problem grabbing user full name to be 
> included in the email. So I hv a few questions:
> 1) How do I fetch the user's full name using a PHP function WITHOUT
> calling system program finger? I already have the Linux user ID and
> password since I am using HTTP authentication.

Check out the function posix_getpwnam(), in particular, the gecos field. 
This obviously only works if the user account is present on your web 

> 2) How do I fetch it using finger?

I wouldn't if I were you.

> 3) Do I put the full name in the from->personal variable?

Difficult to say. What is the from->personal variable?


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