fgconsole (1) - Linux Man Pages

fgconsole: print the number of the active VT.

NAME

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).