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display effective user ID


The whoami utility has been obsoleted by the id(1) utility, and is equivalent to id -un. The command id -p is suggested for normal interactive use.

The whoami utility displays your effective user ID as a name.

The whoami utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


The whoami utility first appeared in 2BSD.
January 15, 2012 OpenBSD-5.1