CHFN(1) User Commands CHFN(1)NAMEchfn - change your finger information
SYNOPSISchfn [-f full-name] [-o office] ,RB [ -p office-phone] [-h home-phone]
-u] [-v] [username]
DESCRIPTIONchfn 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.
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
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.
Print a usage message and exit.
Print version information and exit.
Returns 0 if operation was successful, 1 if operation failed or command
syntax was not valid.
SEE ALSOfinger(1), passwd(5)AUTHOR
Salvatore Valente <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The chfn command is part of the util-linux package and is available
util-linux July 2009 CHFN(1)