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CHFN(1)                     Linux Reference Manual                     CHFN(1)



NAME
       chfn - change your finger information

SYNOPSIS
       chfn [-f full-name] [-o office] ,RB [ -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 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 ALSO
       finger(1), passwd(5)

AUTHOR
       Salvatore Valente <svalenteATmit.edu>

AVAILABILITY
       The   chfn   command   is   part   of   the   util-linux-ng   package  and  is  available  from  ftp://ftp.ker-
       nel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.



chfn                            October 13 1994                        CHFN(1)