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Name

chfn - change your finger information

Synopsis

chfn [ -f full-name ] [ -o office ] [ -p office-phone ] [ -h homephone ] [ -u ] [ -v ] [ username ]

Description

chfn is used to change your finger information. This information is stored in the /etc/passwd file, and is displayed by the finger program. The Linux finger command will display four pieces of information that can be changed by chfn : your real name, your work room and phone, and your home phone.

COMMAND LINE
Any of the four pieces of information can be specified on the command line. If no information is given on the command line, chfn enters interactive mode.

INTERACTIVE MODE
In interactive mode, chfn will prompt for each field. At a prompt, you can enter the new information, or just press return to leave the field unchanged. Enter the keyword “none” to make the field blank.

Options

-f, --full-name
Specify your real name.

-o, --office
Specify your office room number.

-p, --office-phone
Specify your office phone number.

-h, --home-phone
Specify your home phone number.

-u, --help
Print a usage message and exit.

-v, --version
Print version information and exit.

See Also

finger(1) , passwd(5)

Author

Salvatore Valente <svalente@mit.edu>


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