“whoami” Command Usage Examples in Linux

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This tutorial explains Linux “whoami” command, options and its usage with examples.

whoami

Description:

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whoami is used to print effective userid.

Synopsis:

whoami [OPTION]…

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It prints the user name associated with the current effective user ID. Same as id -un command.

Example :

$ whoami

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