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logname shows the current login name.

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Most (all?) Linux distributions incorporate this from the GNU Coreutils: and use its man page

Related Commands

All of these relate to user information.

  • id - dump UID and GID information.
  • whoami - show effective user ID.
  • groups - show groups of the current user.
  • users - show who is logged in.
  • who - show who is logged in from where.

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