Need user name, not computer name

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Mon Dec 22 21:14:48 CST 2003

Ken Ray wrote:

> On 12/22/03 3:35 PM, "    Mark Powell" <Mark.Powell at> wrote:
>>>> How can I determine one's user name?
>>> What platform(s), Mark?
>> Windows, please.
> Well, I just checked in WinXP, and $USERNAME returned "Ken", my user name on
> the system. So can anyone who is *not* on WinXP verify that $USERNAME works
> to retrieve the user's name?

$USERNAME is not listed in the globalNames in Win95 (I knew I kept that
systme running for a reason <g>).

 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Ambassador at
 Tel: 323-225-3717                       AIM: FourthWorldInc

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