fgconsole man page

fgconsole — print the number of the active VT.

Synopsis

fgconsole [ -h --help | -V --version | -n --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.

-h --help

Prints short usage message and exits.

-V --version

Prints version number and exits.

--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