chvt - change foreground virtual terminal
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
chvt Nmakes /dev/ttyNthe 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 Nin the range 1-12) usually has a similar effect.