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posix_getloginReturn login name


posix_getlogin ( ) : string|false

Returns the login name of the user owning the current process.

Return Values

Returns the login name of the user, as a string, or false on failure.


Example #1 Example use of posix_getlogin()

echo posix_getlogin(); //apache

See Also

  • posix_getpwnam() - Return info about a user by username
  • POSIX man page GETLOGIN(3)

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Alex P
6 years ago
posix_getlogin() will return boolean false when there is no shell, e.g. when running under an apache process
17 years ago
Note that this function returns the owner that the process *started* as.  Even if you call posix_setuid (or posix_seteuid) it will still report the username the process started as.

use get_current_user() to get the effective real user.
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