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lchfn: Change finger information


lchfn - Change finger information


lchfn [OPTION]... [user]


Displays and allows changing information about user that is available using the finger(1) command (usually stored in the "gecos" field of /etc/passwd).

If the user argument is not provided, username of the invoking user is used; the user argument is ignored if lchfn is run set-uid to a different user.

Entering an empty string (by pressing Enter) at a prompt is interpreted as accepting a default value; to erase an attribute (or to use an empty string as the attribute value), enter a single dot character.


-i, --interactive
Ask all questions when connecting to the user database, even if default answers are set up in libuser configuration.


The exit status is 0 on success, 1 on error.