CHFNSection: Linux Reference Manual (1)
Updated: October 13 1994
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NAMEchfn - change your finger information
SYNOPSISchfn [-f full-name] [-o office] ,RB [ -p office-phone] [-h home-phone] -u] [-v] [username]
DESCRIPTIONchfn 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 LINEAny 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 MODEIn 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.
- -f, --full-name full-name
- Specify your real name.
- -o, --office office
- Specify your office room number.
- -p, --office-phone office-phone
- Specify your office phone number.
- -h, --home-phone home-phone
- Specify your home phone number.
- -u, --help
- Print a usage message and exit.
- -v, --version
- Print version information and exit.
SEE ALSOfinger(1), passwd(5)
AUTHORSalvatore Valente <firstname.lastname@example.org>
AVAILABILITYThe chfn command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
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