@stdlib/process-getuid

Return the numeric user identity of a calling process.

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getuid

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Return the numeric user identity of the calling process.

Installation

npm install @stdlib/process-getuid

Usage

var getuid = require( '@stdlib/process-getuid' );

getuid()

Returns the numeric user identity of the calling process.

var id = getuid();

Notes

  • The function only returns an integer user identity on POSIX platforms. For all other platforms (e.g., Windows, browsers, and Android), the function returns null.
  • See getuid(2).

Examples

var getuid = require( '@stdlib/process-getuid' );

var uid = getuid();
if ( uid === 0 ) {
    console.log( 'Likely running as root.' );
} else {
    console.log( 'uid: %d', uid );
}

Notice

This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.

For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.

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