whoami is a command which the user name associated with the current effective user ID. This command similar to running
id command with
Getting help for whoami
To get help for whoami we can run the command below.
We can also read manpage and infopage for whoami by running the command below.
to run whoami, we can just run
whoami with no option, it will print our username. For example:
$ whoami howtodojo
Linux whoami Command Source Code
You can find whoami command source code from the folowing repositories:
- whoami source code on GitHub
- whoami source code on GNU Savannah cgit
- whoami source code on GNU Savannah gitweb
- w command in Linux
- id command in Linux
- who command in Linux
In this tutorial we learn how to use whoami in Linux with practical examples. Visit our Linux Commands guide to learn more about using command line interface in Linux.