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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 [stdout]  

DESCRIPTION

consoletype prints the type of console connected to standard input. 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 stdout argument, returns
0
in all cases.


 

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