chfn



CHFN(1)                     Linux Reference Manual                     CHFN(1)




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

       -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>



chfn                            October 13 1994                        CHFN(1)

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