Your username is the name by which you log on via a console. To view your username, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T). Your username will be the text before the at symbol (@).

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What is the purpose of the 'nobody' user?

After I read List all human users I noticed that there is a user account named 'nobody' in my Ubuntu system. Also I noticed that I can login in this account from terminal using the following command ...
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Do not display user name in the panel

In Unity the user name is shown in the panel. Is is possible to make it so that it is not displayed? For example it would be nice if only the icon but not the user name were displayed.
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How can I find out my user name?

How do I know my username? I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't know my username, only my password. I can't access my laptop and it can't be opened.
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How to find out who is using the physical console?

I would like to use a script to find out the username - of the user who is currently on the physical console (who has command of the keyboard, mouse and graphical display)? I do not just want to ...
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I deleted my original user account. The new account has no password. How can I enable it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? How can enable my admin account? i deleted the other one and now the new one is without password and i cant access it and cant do ...
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How to change administrator username?

I have accidentally typed my name wrong when I created the administrator account. Although I managed to change the user name at the login screen, I am unable to rename the /home/oldusername to /home/...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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How to rename a user safely?

I've misspelled user name when installing Ubuntu and would like to rename if possible. How can I safely change my user name?
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Getting Full User Name

How do I look up my full user name in Ubuntu? I want this information to propagate to the environment variables GIT_AUTHOR_NAME and GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL.
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WiFi temporary username settings with PEAP/MSCHAPv2 on 14.04

I am setting up a computer for our grad students at my university. I have one standard-user login for all of them to use to make things a bit simpler for them. I am trying to find a way, however, to ...
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Invalid UTF-8 as username?

In my top panel, my username shows up as "[Invalid UTF-8]". Yet, on the login screen, it is correct. I had this problem once before and I was able to fix it, but I can't remember where I found how to ...
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Edit user Real name and change avatar

I reinstalled Ubuntu and I am now unable to change/input my Real Name. Memenu does not display usernam either. Is there a way to input this data manually by changing some hidden file or smth?! BTW, ...
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How to restore/add previous user account

I've recently fixed a broken installation by reinstalling Ubuntu with a new username, and thankfully my old account survived (yay). Now I'd like to add my old account back to Ubuntu. Note that I'm not ...