Figure out what shell you're running

readlink -f /proc/$$/exe

By: j_melis
2011-02-05 10:24:02

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What Others Think

Huh. Didn't think of that. And I love it.
kaedenn · 536 weeks and 2 days ago
'echo $0' is the easiest way to check it
chmurli · 536 weeks and 2 days ago
But $0 doesn't work too well for login shells. You have the leading hyphen to deal with. Not useful for scripts that do weird stuff with login shells.
kaedenn · 536 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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