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CHFN

Section: User Commands (1)
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NAME

chfn - change real user name and information  

SYNOPSIS

chfn
[-f full_name] [-r room_no]
[-w work_ph] [-h home_ph] [-o other] [user]
 

DESCRIPTION

chfn changes user fullname, office number, office extension, and home phone number information for a user's account. This information is typically printed by finger(1) and similiar programs. A normal user may only change the fields for her own account, the super user may change the fields for any account. Also, only the super user may use the -o option to change the undefined portions of the GECOS field.

The only restriction placed on the contents of the fields is that no control characters may be present, nor any of comma, colon, or equal sign. The other field does not have this restriction, and is used to store accounting information used by other applications.

If none of the options are selected, chfn operates in an interactive fashion, prompting the user with the current values for all of the fields. Enter the new value to change the field, or leave the line blank to use the current value. The current value is displayed between a pair of [ ] marks. Without options, chfn prompts for the current user account.  

FILES

/etc/passwd - user account information  

SEE ALSO

passwd(5)  

AUTHOR

Julianne Frances Haugh <jockgrrl@ix.netcom.com>


 

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