to get the username of the process owner (rather than the file owner), you can use:
$processUser = posix_getpwuid(posix_geteuid());
(PHP 4, PHP 5)
get_current_user — Restituisce il nome del proprietario dello script PHP
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justin samuel ¶
7 years ago
s dot bond1 at lse dot ac dot uk ¶
6 years ago
The information returned by get_current_user() seems to depend on the platform.
Using PHP 5.1.1 running as CGI with IIS 5.0 on Windows NT, get_current_user() returns the owner of the process running the script, *not* the owner of the script itself.
It's easy to test - create a file containing:
Then access it through the browser. I get: IUSR_MACHINE, the Internet Guest Account on Windows, which is certainly not the owner of the script.
south dot bucks at gmail dot com ¶
8 months ago
On Centos, the Red Hat linux clone, this instruction gives the file's OWNER (the first parameter in instruction 'chown'). It does not reveal the file's GROUP.
get_current_user() does NOT reveal the current process' user's identity.
See: posix_getuid() - Return the real user ID of the current process