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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Using chfn

The chfn command runs an interactive process that enables you to set more personal information into your account. That way, when you run finger, you can get more detail. Run chfn on a command line without any options, as follows:

>chfn

Changing finger information for rob.
Password: *****
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
Full Name: Robert Shimonski
Room Number: 13
Work Phone: (212)123-4567
Home Phone: (212)234-5678
Other: 0
Finger information changed.

Once you see “Finger information changed,” you can run finger again and view the changes that you made. Again, although this command is helpful, it's not often used in light of today's messaging applications and portable databases that can be accessed using mobile ...

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