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.

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>

AVAILABILITY

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


 chfn.1 -- change your finger information
 (c) 1994 by salvatore valente <svalenteathena.mit.edu>

 this program is free software.  you can redistribute it and
 modify it under the terms of the gnu general public license.
 there is no warranty.

 $Author: faith $
 $Revision: 1.1 $
 $Date: 1995/03/12 01:29:16 $