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CHFN(1) Linux Reference Manual CHFN(1)
chfn - change your finger information
chfn [ -f full-name ] [ -o office ] [ -p office-phone ]
[ -h home-phone ] [ -u ] [ -v ] [ username ]
chfn is used to change your finger information. This
information is stored in the /etc/passwd file, and is dis
played 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.
Any of the four pieces of information can be specified on
the command line. If no information is given on the com
mand line, chfn enters 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.
Specify your real name.
Specify your office room number.
Specify your office phone number.
Specify your home phone number.
Print a usage message and exit.
Print version information and exit.
Salvatore Valente <email@example.com>
chfn October 13 1994 CHFN(1)
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