To make it short, doing something like:

-bash$ function tt
 echo $0;

-bash$ tt

$0 will return -bash, but how to get the function name called, i.e. tt in this example instead?


In bash, use FUNCNAME array:

tt() {
  printf '%s\n' "$FUNCNAME"

With some ksh implementations:

tt() { printf '%s\n' "$0"; }

In ksh93:

tt() { printf '%s\n' "${.sh.fun}"; }

From ksh93d and above, you can also use $0 inside function to get the function name, but you must define function using function name { ...; } form.

In zsh, you can use funcstack array:

tt() { print -rl -- $funcstack[1]; }

or $0 inside function.

In fish:

function tt
  printf '%s\n' "$_"
  • Consider updating the zsh answer with ${funcstack[@]:0:1} which works whether array indexing starts at 0 (option KSH_ARRAYS) or 1 (default) – Tom Hale May 25 at 13:50

In bash, you can use ${FUNCNAME[0]}.

function tt { echo ${FUNCNAME}; }

does it on my CentOS 6 box.

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