consoletype



CONSOLETYPE(1)                                                  CONSOLETYPE(1)




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 ter-
       minal.


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 vir-
              tual terminal

       1      otherwise.



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