Bashrc distinguish between mintty and x-windows xterm

Sat May 26 21:10:00 GMT 2012

Ken Jackson <cygwin <at>> 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" ;;
> esac

Barry, Ken,

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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