[Ilugc] One Day One GNU/Linux Command (CHVT)

Bharathi Subramanian sbharathi at MidasComm.Com
Sat Dec 6 12:04:35 IST 2008


One Day One GNU/Linux Command 
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chvt -- CHange foreground Virtual Terminal.

Summary:

In GNU/Linux OS, be default, 6 virtual text mode console terminals
will be running. User can switch between this terminals using Left 
Side Ctrl + Alt + FunKey(1 - 6).

chvt command is also used to switch between this terminals. It can 
be used in shell scripts.

Examples:

$ chvt 1 -- Switch from current terminal to /dev/tty1.

$ chvt 2 -- Switch from current terminal to /dev/tty2.

Read: man chvt

TIP: Screen Dump in Text console.

# sudo cat /dev/vcs2 > scrdump.txt  -- Take the screen dump of 
                                /dev/tty2 in scrdump.txt file.

HTH :)
--
Bharathi S




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