Does whoami exists in Erlang?

Sean Hinde <>
Tue Jul 24 13:44:04 CEST 2001


> Hi,
> 
> I like to write a configfile into the users-home directory, 
> but therefore
> I need to know the current username. Does in Erlang something 
> like "whoami" exists like in unix?

You can always use:

1>os:cmd("whoami").
"sean/n"
2>

or even:

2>os:cmd("echo $HOME").
"/export/home/sean/n"
3>

which will give you the home directory of the user who started the beam
process (barring no doubt some determined effort by the user to hide this..)

Sean



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