What does GECOS mean in Unix Commands?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand GECOS in the Computing field in general and in the Unix Commands terminology in particular.

General Electric Comprehensive Operating System

This is the name of a field in the /etc/passwd file of linux and can store information other than just the users full name.The /etc/passwd file is used to store the user informations in the linux operating system

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