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When creating a new user, does anyone ever fill in "Room Number"? (Or indeed any of the other fields).

@popey
Nope. Not once in my life. If there are enough users to make it worthwhile to have this information, it's time for LDAP

@popey Nope, would be interesting if I found a use for that info though. lol

@popey I've seen it used, back when finger(1) was functional and a way to look up information about other people. I think in the university, but might be wrong about that.

Otherwise I think it's an obsolete feature that's better provided by... home pages, mobile phone contact lists, etc.

@popey GECOS fields can be useful on shared systems (I don't use room number but would be a nice to have! which dept you are in is useful for our automated stats). I use the finger command dozens of times a day on a system with 3000 users on it.

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