MirOS Manual: id(1)

ID(1)                        BSD Reference Manual                        ID(1)

NAME

     id - return user identity

SYNOPSIS

     id [user]
     id -G [-n] [user]
     id -g [-nr] [user]
     id -p [user]
     id -u [-nr] [user]

DESCRIPTION

     The id utility displays the user and group names and numeric IDs, of the
     calling process, to the standard output. If the real and effective IDs
     are different, both are displayed, otherwise only the real ID is
     displayed.

     If a user (login name or user ID) is specified, the user and group IDs of
     that user are displayed. In this case, the real and effective IDs are as-
     sumed to be the same.

     The options are as follows:

     -G      Display the different group IDs (effective, real and supplementa-
             ry) as whitespace separated numbers, in no particular order.

     -g      Display the effective group ID as a number.

     -n      Display the name of the user or group ID for the -G, -g and -u
             options instead of the number. If any of the ID numbers cannot be
             mapped into names, the number will be displayed as usual.

     -p      Make the output human-readable. If the user name returned by
             getlogin(2) is different from the login name referenced by the
             user ID, the name returned by getlogin(2) is displayed, preceded
             by the keyword "login". The user ID as a name is displayed, pre-
             ceded by the keyword "uid". If the effective user ID is different
             from the real user ID, the real user ID is displayed as a name,
             preceded by the keyword "euid". If the effective group ID is dif-
             ferent from the real group ID, the real group ID is displayed as
             a name, preceded by the keyword "rgid". The list of groups to
             which the user belongs is then displayed as names, preceded by
             the keyword "groups". Each display is on a separate line.

     -r      Display the real ID for the -g and -u options instead of the ef-
             fective ID.

     -u      Display the effective user ID as a number.

     The id utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.

SEE ALSO

     who(1)

STANDARDS

     The id function is expected to conform to IEEE Std 1003.2 ("POSIX.2").

HISTORY

     The historic groups(1) command is equivalent to id -Gn [user].

     The historic whoami(1) command is equivalent to id -un.

     The id command first appeared in 4.4BSD.

MirOS BSD #10-current            May 5, 1994                                 1

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