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Re: How to detect bash?

From: mwoehlke
Subject: Re: How to detect bash?
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:22:22 -0500
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(Sorry for the double-post, I saw your CC and replied privately before I noticed that you did in fact send to the list also.)

Ramprasad wrote:
On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 02:38, mwoehlke wrote:
Anyone have any clever, VERY reliable tricks for detecting if the current shell is bash?

  Hope, i think you can get from `/proc/$$/exe' ?

That would only work on systems that have /proc/$$/exe. Some of the systems I'm running on (HP-UX, for example) don't even have /proc.

(As a general comment to the replies I've seen:)
I guess I am looking for a test that only uses shell built-ins. Anything else makes assumptions about the environment and system that can't always be counted on.

Will your shell have salvation? Only if it's Bourne Again.

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