id (1)

Quick Reference

Display current user and group identity.

  • Display the current user identity as a number:

id -u

  • Display the current group identity as a number:

id -g

NAME

id - print real and effective user and group IDs

SYNOPSIS

id [ OPTION]... [USER]

DESCRIPTION

Print user and group information for the specified USER, or (when USER omitted) for the current user.
-a
ignore, for compatibility with other versions
-Z, --context
print only the security context of the process
-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
-z, --zero
delimit entries with NUL characters, not whitespace;
not permitted in default format
--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

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
 
Report id translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/id>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) id invocation'

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018