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TTY(1) General Commands Manual TTY(1)

NAME

ttyreturn user's terminal name

SYNOPSIS

tty [-s]

DESCRIPTION

The tty utility writes the name of the terminal attached to standard input to standard output. The name that is written is the string returned by ttyname(3).
If the standard input is not a terminal, the message “not a tty” is written.
The options are as follows:
 
 
-s
Don't write the terminal name; only the exit status is affected when this option is specified. The -s option is deprecated in favor of the “test -t 0” command.

EXIT STATUS

The tty utility exits 0 if the standard input is a terminal, 1 if the standard input is not a terminal, or >1 if an error occurred.

SEE ALSO

stty(1), test(1), ttyname(3), tty(4)

STANDARDS

The tty utility is compliant with the IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”) specification.

HISTORY

A tty command appeared in Version 1 AT&T UNIX.
June 3, 2014 OpenBSD-current