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FGCONSOLE(1)							Linux User's Manual						      FGCONSOLE(1)

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 virtual 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 symlinks for compatibility.
SEE ALSO
chvt(1). 14 Feburary 2002 FGCONSOLE(1)