fgconsole man page

fgconsole — print the number of the active VT.

Synopsis

fgconsole [--help|--version|--next-available]

Description

If the active Virtual Terminal is /dev/ttyN, then prints N on standard output.

If the console is a serial console, then "serial" is printed instead.

--next-available
Will show the next unallocated virtual terminal. Normally 6 virtual terminals are allocated, with number 7 used for X; this will return "8" in this case.

Notes

Under devfs, the consoles are in /dev/vc/N. devfsd may maintain symlinks for compatibility.

See Also

chvt(1).

Info

14 Feburary 2002 Linux User's Manual