How to get the account username using MATLAB?

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I am talking about the username, not the host or computer name. For instance, if you are working on Google Drive, your Drive folder will be under C://users/USERNAME. I am talking about that USERNAME part. :)
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Ramnath Natarajan
Ramnath Natarajan on 19 Jul 2022
If u run command prompt (windows button + R ------> type 'cmd' and press 'Enter'), the default command line shows the username (image below)

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Chuck
Chuck on 21 Feb 2016
Edited: Chuck on 21 Feb 2016
Found it! :) It's extremely straight-forward.
Let me post it here for those who are struggling to find:
getenv('username')
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 29 Mar 2019
Note that the solutions might be different for network login situations.
For Mac it looks like you could use
[status, fullname] = system('id -F')
but watch out as it will include line terminator

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 21 Feb 2016
To get the folder, you can use
userProfile = getenv('USERPROFILE');
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Mar 2020
Mac and Linux do not have user profile. See https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/269214-how-to-get-the-account-username-using-matlab#comment_344298

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Eran
Eran on 20 Jan 2022
Edited: Image Analyst on 19 Jul 2022
userName = char(java.lang.System.getProperty('user.name'))
userName = 'mluser'
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Francisco Sacchetti
Francisco Sacchetti on 12 Oct 2022
Edited: Francisco Sacchetti on 12 Oct 2022
I found a path:
  • Enable SSL on the server. For more information, see Enable SSL.
  • Enable authentication on the server. For more information, see Authentication.
And then you can use compiler.UserInfo() to get the infromation of the user.
I want to first to track who is using the app, also it will be nice to adapt the app depending on the users.

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