chvt(1) — Linux manual page

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | COLOPHON

CHVT(1)                  General Commands Manual                 CHVT(1)

NAME         top

       chvt - change foreground virtual terminal

SYNOPSIS         top

       chvt [option...]  N

DESCRIPTION         top

       The command chvt N makes /dev/ttyN the foreground terminal.  (The
       corresponding screen is created if it did not exist yet.  To get
       rid of unused VTs, use deallocvt(1).)  The key combination
       (Ctrl-)LeftAlt-FN (with N in the range 1-12) usually has a
       similar effect.

OPTIONS         top

       -V, --version
              print program version and exit.

       -h, --help
              show this text and exit.

COLOPHON         top

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kbd                          26 January 1997                     CHVT(1)

Pages that refer to this page: deallocvt(1)fgconsole(1)openvt(1)