Thursday, January 18, 2007

Information about your session

Tips for finding out about your permissions and rights in a session, either on your own computer or a server.

whoami: Displays the username that you are currently logged in as.

who: Displays a list of users currently logged in to the computer. Useful for getting the ip address of the computer you have logged into from.

ifconfig: Displays the ip address of your computer

groups: Displays group membership for the current user.

echo $ENV_NAME: Display the setting for the environment setting ENV_NAME. For example to check which cvs server/root you are currently using type:


This will display the cvsroot information you are currently using. (CVS commands to follow in a new post)

uname -r

Displays the current kernel version.

More to come here.

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