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Wil James
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Script that returns the name of the user

Sep 17, 2009 9:24 AM

Greetings, I have a fairly intricate script that exports text from an InCopy document. This is InCopy CS3 and runs on a Windows 2003 platform. It would be valuable for this script to know who the user is, that is who is executing the export. Has anybody written a script that would pull the username and AD group from the  OS, or for that matter from InCopy. The solution, I think, may be in calling an external script that queries the OS and returns that kind of data. Any thoughts on this subject would be appreciated. Thks, Wil

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    Sep 17, 2009 9:40 AM   in reply to Wil James

    This works on the Mac:



    On Windows you can probably go to the command prompt and type "set" to list the available environment variables, I don't know whether AD set such a variable.



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    Sep 17, 2009 11:07 PM   in reply to Wil James

    On Windows you can get the name of the user like this:



    alert((Folder.temp + "").slice (12,-14));



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