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WHOAMI(1)                   General Commands Manual                  WHOAMI(1)



NAME
       whoami - display the effective current username

SYNOPSIS
       whoami

DESCRIPTION
       whoami  displays  the login name corresponding to the current effective
       uer ID.  If you have used su(1V) 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(2V) and getpwent(3V), respectively).

FILES
       /etc/passwd         username data base
       /etc/utmp           database of users currently logged in

SEE ALSO
       su(1V), who(1), getuid(2V), getpwent(3V), utmp(5V)



                               9 September 1987                      WHOAMI(1)