Writes the name of the current console device to standard output.
lscons [ -s ] [ -a | -O ]
lscons -b [ -s ] [ -a | -O ]
lscons -d [ -s ]
The lscons command writes the name of the current console device to standard output. This command is also used to write the name of the device that is to be the console on the next start of the system to standard output. You can change the current console device using the swcons command. You can change the device to be the system console on the next start of the system using the chcons command.
|-a||Displays a list of attribute name = attribute value pairs for
the console device and console logging and tagging attributes. When
used with the -b flag, the values are retrieved from the
ODM. Without the -b flag, the values are retrieved from the
console device driver. For additional information about console output
logging and tagging, see the console Special File in the
AIX 5L Version 5.1 Files Reference book.
Note: This flag is not valid with the -O flag or the -d flag.
|-b||Displays the full path name of the system console selected for the next startup of the system.|
|-d||Displays the full path name of the system console selected on the current
startup of the system.
Note: This flag is not valid with the -O flag or the -a flag.
|-O||Similar to the -a flag but outputs the attribute names and
values in a format suitable for use by SMIT. This flag is NOT valid
with the -d flag.
Note: This flag is not valid with the -d flag or the -a flag.
|-s||Suppresses reporting of the path name.|
This command returns the
following exit values:
|0||The device you are using is the current system console.|
|1||The device you are using is not the current system console.|
|2||The device you are using is the console device selected at system start but is not currently the device supporting console message output.|
|3||Flags specified are not valid.|
|4||System error occurred.|
|/usr/sbin/lscons||Contains the lscons command.|
The chcons command, swcons command.
The console special file.