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How could I find the Plan command?

I tried finger and find a Plan $ finger $USER Login: me Name: me Directory: /Users/me Shell: /usr/local/bin/bash On since Tue Nov 13 07:33 (CST) on console, idle 1 ...
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Why does finger not have a non-zero return value?

I often use the return/status value of a command in scripts. I'm curious why the finger command doesn't have a return value. E.g., $ finger kevin Login: klang Name: Kevin Kang etc......
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Command finger doesn't display .plan

If I have a .plan but finger doesn't show it, does that mean that something is wrong with my system? uname -a Linux share-02.csc.kth.se 4.4.0-83-generic #106-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 26 17:54:43 UTC 2017 ...
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Can I see finger's user name in htop?

top/htop show userids. On our shared HPC, these are cryptic. I then need to manually do finger <username> to figure out who the user is. Is there a way of getting top or htop to include this ...
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What is `plan` for users?

Sometimes, I use finger - and I can't help but notice that when I specify a user: finger admin - The last thing the output says is: No Plan. What does that mean? Where can I find out more about ...
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Prevent `finger` from giving out mail info

To quote from finger's man page Mail status is shown as No Mail.'' if there is no mail at all, Mail last read DDD MMM ## HH:MM YYYY (TZ)'' if the person has looked at their mailbox ...