Is there any whoami function or command in MySQL like UNIX?

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There is no whoami function in MySQL. The whoami can be used to know the current user in UNIX. Use user() or current_user() function from MySQL for the same purpose.

The following is the output.

+-----------+
| version() |
+-----------+
| 8.0.12    |
+-----------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Case 1  −Using CURRENT_USER() function.

The query to know the current user is as follows.

mysql> select current_user();

The following is the output.

+----------------+
| current_user() |
+----------------+
| root@%         |
+----------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Case 2 − Using USER() function.

The query is as follows −

mysql> select user();

The following is the output.

+----------------+
| user()         |
+----------------+
| root@localhost |
+----------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 11-Jan-2019 06:23:11

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