CHVT(1) General Commands Manual CHVT(1)

chvt - change foreground virtual terminal

chvt [option...] N

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

print program version and exit.
show this text and exit.
26 January 1997 kbd