real UID and sudo.

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Tue Nov 26 18:39:36 EST 2002

In message <15843.65390.654185.614237 at>
	so spake  (bill):

> What command will tell you both real vs. effective UID?  We had a
> similar problem at my work, and my manager decided to not use sudo as
> a result.

Unfortunately, the Solaris /usr/bin/id command does not have the
-r flag.  If you have the GNU version installed you can do "id -ur"

If you have perl then this is easy:
    perl -e 'print "real: $<, effective $>\n"'

 - todd

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