*BASH User Commands Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Server coreutils
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NAME
       fgconsole - print the number of the active VT.


SYNOPSIS
       fgconsole [--help|--version|--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.

       --next-available
              Will show the next unallocated virtual terminal. Normally 6 vir-
              tual  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  sym-
       links for compatibility.

SEE ALSO
       chvt(1).




                               14 Feburary 2002                   FGCONSOLE(1)