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NAME

fprintd - Fingerprint management daemon, and test applications

SYNOPSYS

fprintd-enroll [username]
fprintd-list username [usernames...]
fprintd-verify [-f finger] [usename]
fprintd-delete username [usernames...]

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the fprintd command-line utilities.
The fprintd daemon is accessed through D-Bus by those command-line utilities.

ARGUMENTS

username
The username for the user for which you want to query or modify the fingerprint database.
 
Not that fprintd-list and fprintd-delete require at least one username to be passed, and support multiple usernames.
 
fprintd-enroll and fprintd-verify will use the current username if none are passed on the command-line.
-f finger
For fprintd-enroll, the finger to enroll. Possible values are:
 
left-thumb, left-index-finger, left-middle-finger, left-ring-finger, left-little-finger, right-thumb, right-index-finger, right-middle-finger, right-ring-finger, right-little-finger.
 
The default is automatic, selecting the first available finger for swipe devices, or all the enrolled fingers, for press devices.

TEST APPLICATIONS

fprintd-enroll

Will enroll the user's right index finger into the database.

fprintd-list

Will list the user's enrolled fingerprints.

fprintd-verify

Will enroll the user's right index finger into the database.

fprintd-enroll

Will enroll the user's right index finger into the database.

AUTHOR

fprintd was written by Bastien Nocera and Daniel Drake.

DIRECTORIES

By default, fprintd stores the fingerprints in /var/lib/fprint/

SEE ALSO

dbus-daemon, gnome-about-me
2010-08-16 freedesktop