Golang : How to get a user home directory path?



Tags : golang home-directory os-user lookup-username

Problem :

You need to get a user's home directory path in a Unix/Linux machine for storing or processing customized data.

Solution :

Use the os/user.Current() or os/user.Lookup() function and the HomeDir() method.

For example :

 package main

 import (
 "fmt"
 "os/user"
 )

 func main() {

 //usr, err := user.Current()

 usr, err := user.Lookup("dude")


 if err != nil {
 panic(err)
 }

 fmt.Println("Dude username is : ", usr.Username)

 fmt.Println("Name : ", usr.Name)

 fmt.Println("User's home directory is : ", usr.HomeDir)
 }


Tags : golang home-directory os-user lookup-username

By Adam Ng

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