FGCONSOLE(1) Linux Users Manual FGCONSOLE(1)
fgconsole - print the number of the active VT.
If the active VT is /dev/ttyN, then prints N on standard output.
If the console is a serial console, then "serial" is printed instead.
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.
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