Linux Command Library
commands
Commands
basic
Basic
tips
Tips

fgconsole

print the number of the active VT.

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

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.

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

chvt(1).

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