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#1 2022-05-07 02:38:07

rcdawson
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Registered: 2021-06-24
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Change full name of user - not user name SOLVED

I installed Lithium 3.  All went well, but I misspelled my full name (not the username) I see that I can change the user name with usermod, but I think it only provides for changing the username, not the full name that was entered for the user. 

Is there a way to edit the name of the user?

Last edited by rcdawson (2022-05-07 17:55:33)

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#2 2022-05-07 03:13:07

Bearded_Blunder
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Re: Change full name of user - not user name SOLVED

Um, I think it can be done with usermod (-c option maybe?), but chfn is probably the command to use.

chfn --help

for basic useage,

man chfn

For more complete information.
Something like

chfn --full-name "Corrected Name" username

Ought to do it.
I don't think you need sudo to modify your own info.


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#3 2022-05-07 17:52:52

rcdawson
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Re: Change full name of user - not user name SOLVED

Excellent!  This did the trick.  Thank you.

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