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..How do I change my
username on the network, a simple command but it escapes me. I think it is the "In real life" part of the finger
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by:ozo
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su jcolucci

login jcolucci

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by:ahoffmann
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if you mean to change the account name, and you have Solaris, see
  man usermod
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by:jcolucci
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AIX.  No, I just want to change my name for a day. What IS that command??
I don't want to switch users. (su)
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Edited text of question
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by:rickyr
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The "in real life" part is obtained by the finger daemon (yuk) from /etc/passwd.
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by:ozo
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passwd -f
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chfn
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Thanks OZO....yes that's it   chfn,
how and where is this command documented?
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by:ozo
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Does `man chfn` work on your system?
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# smitty chuser

fill in user name --> ENTER

fill in the field "user INFORMATION"   --> ENTER (execute command)

You could edit by hand /etc/passwd file (if you have root authority) and change the 5-th field.

if you can't access man pages I suggest to check the URL "www.rs6000.ibm.com/doc_link/en_US/a_doc_lib/aixgen" that contains all the man pages an much more

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