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Name

id - print user identity

Synopsis

id [OPTION]... [USERNAME]

Description

Print information for USERNAME, or the current user.

-a
ignore, for compatibility with other versions

-Z, --context
print only the security context

-g, --group
print only the effective group ID

-G, --groups
print all group IDs

-n, --name
print a name instead of a number, for -ugG

-r, --real
print the real ID instead of the effective ID, with -ugG

-u, --user
print only the effective user ID

--help display this help and exit

--version
output version information and exit

Without any OPTION, print some useful set of identified information.

Author

Written by Arnold Robbins and David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See Also

The full documentation for id is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and id programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info id

should give you access to the complete manual.


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