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Old 11-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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How do I change my real name on Debian? (for IRC)


Hey all,

When I /whois myself, it reveals my full real name (I entered it during Debian setup)

How can I change this?

Cheers
 
Old 11-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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The real name for your username is kept in GECOS field of /etc/passwd. You can show your full name with (replace username with your username):
Code:
grep ^username /etc/passwd | cut -d: -f5 | cut -d, -f1
The simplest way to change it is to edit /etc/passwd.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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The real name for your username is kept in GECOS field of /etc/passwd. You can show your full name with (replace username with your username):
Code:
grep ^username /etc/passwd | cut -d: -f5 | cut -d, -f1
The simplest way to change it is to edit /etc/passwd.
or: usermod -c “Your full new Real Name” yourusername
 
Old 11-10-2012, 06:44 AM   #4
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I ran something on the terminal that asked for my real name, job, phone number etc. and changed it via that, and my real name isn't contained in /etc/passwd. My real name still shows up if I whois myself though. Could it be possible that the server has saved my real name, even though I've changed it on my system?
 
Old 11-10-2012, 06:47 AM   #5
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what IRC client do you use?
 
Old 11-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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what IRC client do you use?
I'm using weechat-curses
 
Old 11-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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I'm using weechat-curses
Very well then, in weechat...
Code:
/set irc.server.oftc.username "My user name" 
/set irc.server.oftc.realname "My real name"
See http://www.weechat.org/files/doc/dev...kstart.en.html for more details.

Note: have a look at $HOME/.weechat/irc.conf

Last edited by Habitual; 11-11-2012 at 01:05 PM.
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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Very well then, in weechat...
Code:
/set irc.server.oftc.username "My user name" 
/set irc.server.oftc.realname "My real name"
See http://www.weechat.org/files/doc/dev...kstart.en.html for more details.

Note: have a look at $HOME/.weechat/irc.conf
I've changed my real name in ~/.weechat/irc.conf and it works a treat =)

Much appreciated
 
Old 11-12-2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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Glad it worked out.

Note to Self: Never hit reply and wait > 1h to submit.

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Glad it worked out.
 
  


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