How do I find my user ID in Linux? Where to find stored UID? You can find the UID in the /etc/passwd file, which is the file that also stores all users registered in the system. To view the /etc/passwd file contents, run the cat command on the file, as shown below on the terminal.
What is Linux user ID? A UID (user identifier) is a number assigned by Linux to each user on the system. This number is used to identify the user to the system and to determine which system resources the user can access. UID 0 (zero) is reserved for the root. UIDs 1–99 are reserved for other predefined accounts.
What is user ID 1000 in Linux? More Linux resources
The theory behind this arbitrary assignment is that anything below 1000 is reserved for system accounts, services, and other special accounts, and regular user UIDs and GIDs stay above 1000.
How do I login as user ID in Linux?
- w command : Show who is logged on and what they are doing on Linux.
- who command : Display information about Linux users who are currently logged in.
- whoami command : Find out who you are currently logged in as on Linux.