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Linux id command

by hotshot (Prior)
on Nov 23, 2003 at 16:52 UTC ( #309302=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
hotshot has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi guys!

Is there perl eqvivalent to Linux id command (getting info about the user - uid, gid ...).


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Re: Linux id command
by tcf22 (Priest) on Nov 23, 2003 at 17:11 UTC
    Real UID: $<
    Effective UID: $>
    Real GID: $(
    Effective GID: $)

    - Tom

      In addition, you can find the associated name using getgrgid()/getpwuid(). Also look at the related functions under the same perlfunc section.
Re: Linux id command
by davis (Vicar) on Nov 23, 2003 at 17:02 UTC

    Search perldoc perlvar for UID/GID.

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Re: Linux id command
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Nov 23, 2003 at 22:16 UTC
Re: Linux id command
by TVSET (Chaplain) on Nov 23, 2003 at 22:15 UTC
    Quote from perldoc perlfunc:
           Fetching user and group info
               "endgrent", "endhostent", "endnetent", "endpwent", "getgrent",
               "getgrgid", "getgrnam", "getlogin", "getpwent", "getpwnam", "getp-
               wuid", "setgrent", "setpwent"

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