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How do I determine which shell I am in

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How do I tell if I am in Bash or ksh

What is the default shell for AIX 6.1
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How do I tell if I am in Bash or ksh
echo $0

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What is the default shell for AIX 6.1
ksh
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Default shell is ksh, you can view 'your' shell by just giving a 'ps' command.

Have a look at /etc/passwd for the shell that's configured for your account. For example:

paul:!:201:1::/home/paul:/usr/bin/ksh
jdoe:*:202:1:John Doe:/home/jdoe:/usr/bin/ksh
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