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

Girish Venkatachalam girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 12:16:12 IST 2008


On 12:04:35 Dec 06, Bharathi Subramanian wrote:
> One Day One GNU/Linux Command 
> =============================
> 
> 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.

This is a nice command.

-Girish


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