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CHVT(1)                       Linux User's Manual                      CHVT(1)



NAME
       chvt - change foreground virtual(5,8) terminal


SYNOPSIS
       chvtN


DESCRIPTION
       The  command chvt N makes /dev/tty(1,4)N the foreground terminal. The corre-
       sponding screen is created if(3,n) it did not  exist  yet.  To  get  rid  of
       unused VTs, use deallocvt(1).

       The  keymap  action  `Console_N'  (usually  bound  to  key  combination
       (Ctrl-)LeftAlt-FN, with N in(1,8) the range 1-12, and to RightAlt-FN-12 with
       N  in(1,8)  the range 13-24) also allows to switch(1,n) to another VT, but really
       switches only if(3,n) it is already allocated. This prevents allocating  new
       VTs with a misplaced keystroke.


SEE ALSO
       deallocvt(1).



Console tools                     07 Oct 1997                          CHVT(1)

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