1. NAME

fgconsole - print the number of the active VT.

2. SYNOPSIS

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

3. 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.

4. NOTES

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

5. SEE ALSO

R chvt (1).