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How can I retrive mi login and ip number with my program

RE: Question!!


As I've stated in an earlier post that Informix 4GL is poor when communicating with the unix OS.  However, 4GL provides the fgl_getenv internal function which returns a character string which is the value of the specified environmental variable:


   scratch char(80)

let scratch = fgl_getenv("LOGNAME")
dispay scratch

end main

I guess you could create your own IP environmental variable out of 4GL.

You also could run a shell script from 4GL, redirect the output of the script to a file, in 4GL, load the file into a temp table, and read the contents of the temp table into a 4GL table - a real cludge!

And as I said in the earlier post, there's always my "C" method for interfacing with the OS.  See the FAQ in the Informix Online forum.



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