How to determine Shell

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How to determine Shell

You can get the name of your shell prompt, with following command :


echo $SHELL  

Linuxss How to determine shell 1

Look at the above snapshot, with the help of above command we got the name of our shell which is 'bash'.

The $ sign stands for a shell variable, echo will return the text whatever you typed in.