User Commands                                              tty(1)


tty - return user's terminal name


tty [ -l ] [ -s ]


The tty utility writes to the standard output the name of the terminal that is open as standard input. The name that is used is equivalent to the string that would be returned by the ttyname(3C) function.


The following options are supported: -l Prints the synchronous line number to which the user's terminal is connected, if it is on an active synchro- nous line. -s Inhibits printing of the terminal path name, allowing one to test just the exit status. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of tty: LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH. EXIT STATUS The following exit values are returned: 0 Standard input is a terminal. 1 Standard input is not a terminal. >1 An error occurred.


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | CSI | enabled | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


isatty(3C), ttyname(3C), attributes(5), environ(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 1 Feb 1995 1 User Commands tty(1)


not on an active synchronous line The standard input is not a synchronous terminal and -l is specified. not a tty The standard input is not a terminal and -s is not specified.


The -s option is useful only if the exit status is wanted. It does not rely on the ability to form a valid path name. Portable applications should use test -t. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 1 Feb 1995 2