GETUID(1) GETUID(1) NAME getuid, id - get user identity SYNOPSIS getuid [ - ] [ arguments ] id DESCRIPTION Getuid prints on its standard output information about its invoker, based on the effective user id, as presented in the password file. With no arguments, getuid prints the login id of its invoker. Arguments select which information to print: user login id group group id passwd encrypted password uid numerical user id gid numerical group id acct GCOS account number bin GCOS output bin home home directory shell default shell If the optional - or more than one argument is present, the information is displayed in the form user=name as suitable for setting environment variables in the shell. Id prints the effective userid and groupid numerically, and, if possible, textually FILES /etc/passwd /etc/group SEE ALSO who(1), getuid(2), passwd(5), sh(1) BUGS Getuid reports the default group for the user, not the cur- rent effective group id. The login id reported is the first one in the password file with the correct numerical user id, not necessarily the login for the current session.