id - Man Page

print real and effective user and group IDs

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

id [OPTION]... [USER]...

Description

Print user and group information for each 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

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See Also

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

Referenced By

credentials(7), modulefile(4), newgrp(1), qaxbase.3qt(3), sg(1), strace(1).

May 2021 GNU coreutils 8.32