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Re: How do you grab username/login id in Unix?

by htoug (Deacon)
on Dec 02, 2004 at 07:04 UTC ( #411668=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How do you grab username/login id in Unix?

$ENV{LOGNAME} should do it in many cases. It has been defined as the username on all systems I have used.

But the getpwxxx method that gaal showed is probably the best. It should work on more than just unix.

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about LOGNAME
by Luca Benini (Scribe) on Dec 02, 2004 at 07:22 UTC
    $ENV{LOGNAME} is setted at login time, so if someone log in as popeye and the do
    su
    his $ENV{LOGNAME} is again popeye. But if popoye do
    su -
    his $ENV{LOGNAME} is again popeye.

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