chfn command in Linux allows you to change a user’s name and other details easily. chfn stands for Change finger. Basically, it is used to modify your finger information on Linux system. This information is generally stored in the file /etc/passwd that includes user’s original name, work phone number etc.
chfn [option] [login]
Example: In this example we used default “chfn” command without any option. In this system asks from the user itself to change the values of some basic attributes.
- -f full_name : Let you change the full name on the account.
- -w work_ph : Let you change the work phone number on the account.
- -r room_no : Let you change the room number on the account.
- -h home_ph : Let you change the home phone number on the account.
- -o other : Let you change any other detail on the account.