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CentOS 7.0 - man page for chfn (centos section 1)

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 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.ker- nel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/. util-linux July 2009 CHFN(1)


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