Need user name, not computer name

Scott Rossi scott at
Tue Dec 23 11:49:50 EST 2003

On 12/22/03 7:14 PM, "Richard Gaskin" <ambassador at> wrote:

>> 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>).

As of January 16th, you may have little need for doing so, given that
Windows 98 has pretty much had its plug pulled:


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
E: scott at

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