ARCHIVED: In Unix, how do I change my finger information?
Most Unix systems have a chfn (change finger) command. It allows you to change the standard information that is displayed when someone fingers your account.
Note: For security reasons, the
command is not available on Steel at Indiana University.
You can also display additional information by putting it in your home
directory in a world-readable
.project file. For more information about creating these
files and making them readable by others, see the Knowledge Base
document In Unix, how do I make plan and project files that will show up when people finger my account?
To change your finger information, on most systems, at the Unix
shell prompt, enter
chfn . You will be
prompted to enter values for each of the following fields:
These lines may differ slightly among systems. To change a line,
enter the new information. To retain the original line, press the
Return key. To remove all
information from the line, enter
Last modified on June 14, 2012.