PYTHON posix_geteuid

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PHP posix_geteuid

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(PHP 4, PHP 5)

posix_geteuidReturn the effective user ID of the current process


int posix_geteuid ( void )

Return the numeric effective user ID of the current process. See also posix_getpwuid() for information on how to convert this into a useable username.

Return Values

Returns the user id, as an integer


Example #1 posix_geteuid() example

This example will show the current user id then set the effective user id to a separate id using posix_seteuid(), then show the difference between the real id and the effective id.

echo posix_getuid()."\n"//10001
echo posix_geteuid()."\n"//10001
echo posix_geteuid()."\n"//10000

See Also

  • posix_getpwuid() - Return info about a user by user id for more information about the user.
  • posix_getuid() - Return the real user ID of the current process get real user id.
  • posix_setuid() - Set the UID of the current process change the effective user id
  • POSIX man page GETEUID(2)