fprintd man page

fprintd — Fingerprint management daemon, and test applications

Synopsys

fprintd-enroll [-f finger] [usename]

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

Info

2013-08-11 freedesktop