1. NAME

chvt - change foreground virtual terminal

2. SYNOPSIS

chvt N

3. DESCRIPTION

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

R deallocvt (1).) The key combination (Ctrl-)LeftAlt-F N (with N in the range 1-12) usually has a similar effect.