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CHFN(1) 				  User Commands 				  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.

       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 infor-
       mation 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.ker-
       nel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

util-linux				    July 2009					  CHFN(1)
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