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chfn


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.

       chfn is used to change local entries only. Use  ypchfn,  lchfn  or  any
       other implementation for non-local entries.

   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.


EXIT STATUS

       Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or command
       syntax was not valid.


SEE ALSO

       finger(1), passwd(5)


AUTHOR

       Salvatore Valente <svalente@mit.edu>
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