chfn – Change finger information

2010-02-04 131 words 1 min read

Finger is a nifty nice utility to get the information on the user. A sample output of the command is as below:

-0-(ak) ~ > finger ak
Login: ak                     Name: Amit Agarwal
Directory: /home/amitag                 Shell: /bin/bash
Office: MGL
On since Sun Oct 19 13:50 (IST) on tty7 from :0
On since Sun Oct 19 13:50 (IST) on pts/0 from :0.0
No mail.
No Plan.
All this information can be changed with the command chfn. No hassles, just type in the command it does the rest, asking you for the information whatever required. You can also specify the details in the command itself with the below mentioned parmateres:

Usage: chfn [ -f full-name ] [ -o office ] [ -p office-phone ]
[ -h home-phone ] [ –help ] [ –version ]


Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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