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fgconsole – print the number of the active VT.
If the active Virtual Terminal is /dev/ttyN, then prints N on standard
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.
Under devfs, the consoles are in /dev/vc/N. devfsd may maintain sym‐
links for compatibility.
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