how to check real user id of login session ?

how can I see/check the real user id of current login session ?

id -r doesn't seems to work
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/usr/xpg4/bin/id -ur
beer9Author Commented:
it is still giving me effective user id, not the real user id..

bash-3.00# /usr/xpg4/bin/id -ur
bash-3.00# who am i
beer     pts/2        Oct 23 21:47    (
bash-3.00# whoami

You could do



who am i | awk '{print $1}'

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