On 2003-02-27 17:58, Hanspeter Roth <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Feb 27 at 15:48, Giorgos Keramidas spoke:
> > On 2003-02-27 12:39, Hanspeter Roth <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > how can I determine the active console?
> >
> > Use the tty(1) command:
> But this seems to yield the tty from which the command was launched.
> So if I do
> sleep 9; tty

Hmmm, this is the "definition" of a virtual console.  You can run
long-running commands on one and still switch to another.

> and then switch to an another console, that `tty` yields the tty
> that was active when the command line was started.

Yep.  That's the idea.

> But I'd like to know the console that has got the keyboard focus by
> switching with <ctrl>-<alt>-<fN>.

So, run "tty" on the console *after* switching to it :-)

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