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Re: [opensuse] Which Shell do I Have?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 21:04:27 +0100
  • Message-id: <200612062104.27868.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 06 December 2006 20:17, Thomas Hertweck wrote:
> Anders Johansson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 05 December 2006 21:15, Thomas Hertweck wrote:
> >> Hmmm... I would like to point out that this will (most likely) only
> >> print the default shell which is set in /etc/passwd (which should be
> >> fine in Kai's situation). If the current shell needs to be determined,
> >> it's better to use "echo $0".
> >
> > ls -l /proc/$$/exe
>
> Could you please elaborate why you came up with this solution?

I wasn't aware that I had to justify my solutions

> An "echo $0" should always work (as far as I know).

It doesn't work from within a shell script, since parameter 1 then is set to
the name of the shell script

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