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From: Stephane Chazelas <stephane.chazelas@gmail.com>
To: Peng Yu <pengyu.ut@gmail.com>
Cc: zsh-users <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: The best way to know it is in zsh or bash
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 20:02:29 +0100
Message-ID: <20190906190229.ouynwukrobao3cbq@chaz.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CABrM6w=5V8VnJcX0SNj0s8+EpyJWFqN7EYTYc51rNpTYQ_p9vw__33715.8397933067$1567780959$gmane$org@mail.gmail.com>

2019-09-06 09:41:22 -0500, Peng Yu:
> Suppose that I start with bash default login shell, then I call zsh.
> I'd like to determine whether I am in bash or zsh. I see ZSH_*
> environment variables. Is ZSH_VERSION the most appropriate to be used
> to test whether it is in zsh or not? Thanks.
> $ declare -p BASH_VERSION
> declare -- BASH_VERSION="5.0.0(1)-release"
> $ declare -p ZSH_VERSION
> typeset ZSH_VERSION=5.6.2

Just run ps or maybe ps -H (HP/UX, procps):

~$ ps -H
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
32057 pts/13   00:00:00 zsh
32123 pts/13   00:00:00   ps
~$ bash
bash-4.4$ ps -H
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
32057 pts/13   00:00:00 zsh
32124 pts/13   00:00:00   bash
32125 pts/13   00:00:00     ps

ps -o comm= -p "$$"

Will show you the name of the process of id $$ (the pid that executed the


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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-06 14:41 Peng Yu
2019-09-06 15:11 ` René Wilhelm
2019-09-06 15:38   ` Peng Yu
2019-09-06 15:51     ` gi1242+zsh
2019-09-06 15:16 ` Mikael Magnusson
2019-09-06 17:41 ` Bart Schaefer
     [not found] <CABrM6w=5V8VnJcX0SNj0s8+EpyJWFqN7EYTYc51rNpTYQ_p9vw__33715.8397933067$1567780959$gmane$org@mail.gmail.com>
2019-09-06 19:02 ` Stephane Chazelas [this message]

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