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SunOS man pages : whoami (1)

SunOS/BSD Compatibility Package Commands               whoami(1B)

NAME

whoami - display the effective current username

SYNOPSIS

/usr/ucb/whoami

DESCRIPTION

whoami displays the login name corresponding to the current effective user ID. If you have used su to temporarily adopt another user, whoami will report the login name associated with that user ID. whoami gets its information from the geteuid and getpwuid library routines (see getuid and getpwnam(3C), respectively).

FILES

/etc/passwd username data base

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWscpu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

su(1M), who(1), getuid(2), getpwnam(3C), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 14 Sep 1992 1