logname

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logname
Initial release1982; 40 years ago (1982)
Operating systemUnix and Unix-like
PlatformCross-platform
TypeCommand
LicenseGNU GPL v3

In computer software, logname (stands for Login Name) is a program in Unix and Unix-like operating systems that prints the name of the user who is currently logged in on the terminal. It usually corresponds to the LOGNAME variable in the system-state environment (but this variable could have been modified).

History[edit]

The logname system call and command appeared for the first time in UNIX System III. The author of the version of logname bundled in GNU coreutils is unknown.[1] The command is available as a separate package for Microsoft Windows as part of the UnxUtils collection of native Win32 ports of common GNU Unix-like utilities.[2]

Usage[edit]

$ logname --help
Usage: logname [OPTION]
Print the name of the current user.

      --help     display this help and exit
      --version  output version information and exit

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Logname(1): Print user's login name - Linux man page".
  2. ^ "Native Win32 ports of some GNU utilities". unxutils.sourceforge.net.

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