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Re: [opensuse] Which Shell do I Have?
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 21:50:56 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612062150220.16042@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Dec 6 2006 19:17, Thomas Hertweck wrote:

>Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 19:17:03 +0000
>From: Thomas Hertweck <Thomas.Hertweck@xxxxxx>
>To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [opensuse] Which Shell do I Have?
>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 think
>this is not portable - for instance, our HP box here has no procfs, so
>your solution fails. An "echo $0" should always work (as far as I know).

You forgot this case:

execl("/bin/bash", "foobar", NULL);

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