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Re^2: How to get system user name from windows using perl

by Lotus1 (Deacon)
on Nov 10, 2011 at 15:19 UTC ( #937397=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How to get system user name from windows using perl
in thread How to get system user name from windows using perl

Type SET at the command prompt to get a list of available environment variables on a Windows system.

$ENV{USERNAME} for example.

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Re^3: How to get system user name from windows using perl
by Ralesk (Pilgrim) on Jan 27, 2012 at 15:52 UTC

    Caveat: %ENV is always byte semantics, if you have an oldish Windows and a username outside of the ANSI locale, you get question marks. One should be using Win32ís LoginName() instead which always returns character-shaped characters.

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