Get the username of the current user


Keywords
username, user, login, name, logname, lname, whoami, shell, env, environment, variable
License
MIT
Install
npm install username@5.0.0

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Get the username of the current user

This module is meant for informational purposes and not for secure identification.

Install

$ npm install username

Usage

const username = require('username');

(async () => {
	console.log(await username());
	//=> 'sindresorhus'
})();

API

It first tries to get the username from the SUDO_USER LOGNAME USER LNAME USERNAME environment variables. Then falls back to $ id -un on macOS / Linux and $ whoami on Windows, in the rare case none of the environment variables are set. The result is cached.

username()

Returns a Promise<string> with the username.

username.sync()

Returns the username.

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License

MIT © Sindre Sorhus