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Perl Language Reference Manual
by Larry Wall and others
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$REAL_USER_ID

$UID

$<

The real uid of this process. (Mnemonic: it's the uid you came from, if you're running setuid.) You can change both the real uid and the effective uid at the same time by using POSIX::setuid(). Since changes to $< require a system call, check $! after a change attempt to detect any possible errors.

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