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Get the initial username which you used to login to your Linux system

If you need the initial user which you used to login to your Linux system or the time when you login you can do:


One purpose of this could be the .bashrc to show different Bash Prompts for root to different users:

if [ $(whoami) = "root" ]; then PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[41;33m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ ' else PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ ' fi

By refactoring problematic code and creating automated tests, makandra can vastly improve the maintainability of your Rails application.

Owner of this card:

Kim Jahn
Last edit:
5 months ago
by Stefan Langenmaier
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