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shell ??

I have AIX 5.1
How do I tell what shell is being used?
I read alot about the shell and scrpiting but have not come across how to tell what shell is being used. I would like to make some scripts to run with a command called weekly.backup
but I not sure how to tell what shell the others are written in.
I have read that I should write all the commands in the same shell??
I have even gotten some ideas from some of the old posts here on what to do for different shells.

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Just make sure the first line of your shell script has a line that points to your shell, like

#!/bin/bash

Then your script will be executed by that shell. You can use any shell that is available on your system.

You can try to type

echo $SHELL

or, more accurately,

echo $0

in the terminal to find out the shell you are running.
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