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CONSOLETYPE

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Red Hat, Inc
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NAME

consoletype - print type of the console connected to standard input  

SYNOPSIS

consoletype [fg]  

DESCRIPTION

consoletype prints the type of console connected to standard input, and checks whether the console connected to standard input is the current foreground virtual console. With no arguments, it prints vt if console is a virtual terminal (/dev/tty* or /dev/console device if not on a serial console), serial if standard input is a serial console (/dev/console or /dev/ttyS*) and pty if standard input is a pseudo terminal.  

RETURN VALUE

consoletype when passed no arguments returns
0
if on virtual terminal
1
if on serial console
2
if on a pseudo terminal.
When passed the fg argument, consoletype returns
0
if the console connected to standard input is the current virtual terminal
1
otherwise.

 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE




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