A Unix or Linix command that enables distracted postcyberpunk writers to see which username they are currently logged in under.
Once you have forgotten who and where you are, the whoami command is indispensible. I use it all the time.
- Neal Stephenson, 'In the Beginning was the Command Line' (1999)
Unix and Linux command. Gives the username of the current user. Useful if one is logged in under several names and has forgotten who they are for the session.