On Thu 25 Apr 2002 at 02:57:08 +0900, Sean O'Dell wrote:

> This is kind of a trivial question, but I can't find reference for a
> function that returns a numeric user id given a user name (under Linux).  I
> could parse the passwd and group file, but it seems there'd be a built-in
> function for it somewhere.

require etc
puts Etc.getpwnam("user").uid

Ian
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