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Re: Bashrc distinguish between mintty and x-windows xterm
Ken Jackson <cygwin <at> jackson.io> writes:
> ==== Fri, May 25, 2012 at 09:32AM -0400 Buchbinder, Barry
> (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
>> Andrew Hancock sent the following at Friday, May 25, 2012 12:42 AM
>>>Barry, it works flawlessly. Thanks immensely!
>> But I forgot to export ThisTerm, otherwise it is always unset when
>> a subshell is launched.
> Access to the /proc file system is fast, so you could forgo the
> variable and access it directly:
> case "$(< /proc/$PPID/exename)" in
> */xterm) echo "This is an xterm" ;;
> */mintty) echo "This is a mintty" ;;
Thanks for your valuable scripting examples. It sent me scurrying back to the
man page to figure out case/esac and command substitution. It's also a good
reminder of the wealth of detail available in /proc.
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