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

NAME
       chvt - change foreground virtual terminal

SYNOPSIS
       chvtN

DESCRIPTION
       The  command  chvt N makes /dev/ttyN the foreground termi-
       nal. The corresponding screen is created  if  it  did  not
       exist yet. To get rid of unused VTs, use deallocvt(1).

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

SEE ALSO
       deallocvt(1).

Console tools              07 Oct 1997                          1