Knowing the shell, no using $SHELL variable

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Old 02-08-2002
Knowing the shell, no using $SHELL variable

How I can Know the shell type for a session?? I don't want use the $SHELL variable because this return (for example) "/bin/ksh"
and I need some just like "ksh" in my script...
I need just the shell type and not the path....
Exist any command for this??...
# 2  
Old 02-08-2002
You can try this


$ echo $SHELL|awk -F/ '{print $3}'


$ ps | grep sh | awk '{print $NF}'

Does this help?

# 3  
Old 02-08-2002
Thank you for your reply!!!
# 4  
Old 02-10-2002
If the script is written in bash or ksh, you can do it slightly faster like this:

echo ${SHELL##*/}
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