CHVT(1) General Commands Manual CHVT(1)
chvt – change foreground virtual terminal
The command chvt N makes /dev/ttyN the foreground terminal. (The cor‐
responding screen is created if it did not exist yet. To get rid of
unused VTs, use deallocvt.) The key combination (Ctrl-)LeftAlt-FN
(with N in the range 1-12) usually has a similar effect.
26 January 1997 CHVT(1)