Id command does not return correct username


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Will updating the "id utility" to the latest version on the old 6.1 linux help ?
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No, the feature is only available from the version in 7 so there is not package for version 6 to deliver it.



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Originally Posted by mohtashims
If so, how can i get the user id of a running process that works on all OS types ? Below is what i have been using so far:

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Id -nu `cat \proc\pid\loginuid`

When you don't even know how to write a correct path you shouldn't be allowed to have a shell login, save for the sandbox to learn. When you ask your systems administrator how to do it tell him to remove your other user accounts. You are probably endangering the continuous operation of your corporate network.
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I was told by JimMcNamara that my reply was too harsh.

Well, it was meant as a factual statement: i would for sure remove any shell access of such a user save for the sandbox, but the bank i work for is probably just too harsh and we should have more of a "no risk no fun"-approach with our systems.

Anyways i would like to apologize for the error of my ways: of course the thread-o/p should be allowed access to all the servers on the network. Would it also be too harsh to suggest he shouldn't get root rights? If so, i suggest he should get them everywhere too as i wouldn't want to be in breach of the forum rules.
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