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Pinky is a command line tool in Unix-like operating systems, primarily used for retrieving information about users and their login sessions. It provides a quick overview of user-specific data, including the full name, login name, shell, home directory, and last login time for a particular user. Pinky is often used as a simpler alternative to the finger command, which offers more detailed information. By default, Pinky displays information about the currently logged-in user when executed without any arguments. However, it can also be used to query information about other users by specifying their login names as command line arguments. Pinky can be used for scripting purposes, allowing users to retrieve specific information programmatically. It is commonly used for system administration tasks, as it helps administrators retrieve essential data about users on a system. Pinky obtains its information from the system's password database, usually stored in the /etc/passwd file. Some versions of Pinky may display additional information, such as the user's office location or phone number, if available. Overall, Pinky provides a convenient and straightforward way to obtain basic user information from the command line interface in Unix-like systems.

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