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chfn - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

chfn - change your finger information

SYNOPSIS

chfn [ -f full-name ] [ -o office ] [ -p office-phone ] [ -h home-phone ] [ -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

TagDescription
-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

Salvatore Valente <svalente@mit.edu>

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