getting user id (from an arbitrary sys user)

Tina I tinaweb at
Thu Mar 15 07:48:24 CET 2007

Gerardo Herzig wrote:
> hi all. What i need to know is if there is some function like 
> os.getuid(), but taking an argument (the username, off course), so i can 
> do getuid('myuser')
> Thanks you dudes!
> Gerardo
How about simply:

import commands
userid = commands.getoutput("id -u username")

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