Bug#213931: What happened to linuxconf
On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 06:33:50AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 02:07:39PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > You don't need root privileges in order to run chfn!
> You do if you want to change your name.
Oops, I stand corrected. The man page is misleading here:
chfn changes user fullname, office number, office extension,
and home phone number information for a user's account. This
information is typically printed by finger(1) and similiar pro-
grams. A normal user may only change the fields for her own
account, the super user may change the fields for any account.
Also, only the super user may use the -o option to change the
undefined portions of the GECOS field.
No hint there that only the super user may change the fullname field, so
here's a bug report.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]