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Old 03-03-2003, 05:06 AM   #1
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Shell indicator.


Hi all,
How do i know in which sell am i (from the prompt line)?
or which command tells me (from the prompt line) in which
shell am i??
Lots of regards,
Ultimator.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 05:33 AM   #2
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chsh
can change your shell, and show what the current is.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 07:21 AM   #3
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chsh will get it's information from the SHELL variable. So 'echo $SHELL' should get you the same results.
But I don't know how reliable that value is at all times. If I'm running the ksh and then start a script which uses bash and then echo the $SHELL variable then I still get /bin/ksh instead of /bin/bash. So you would probably have to edit something like the bashrc files to make sure this value is always set properly when a new shell is started.
Another way would be to find out what is running as the current process. Something like:
ls -l /proc/$$/exe
 
  


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