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date Sat, 26 Jan 2008 23:18:08 -0600
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/* vi: set sw=4 ts=4:
 * chvt.c - switch virtual terminals
 * Copyright (C) 2008 David Anders <>
 * Not in SUSv3.


config CHVT
	bool "chvt"
	default y
	  usage: chvt N

	  Change to virtual terminal number N.  (This only works in text mode.)

	  Virtual terminals are the Linux VGA text mode displays, ordinarily
	  switched between via alt-F1, alt-F2, etc.  Use ctrl-alt-F1 to switch
	  from X to a virtual terminal, and alt-F6 (or F7, or F8) to get back.

#include "toys.h"

#define VT_ACTIVATE		0x5606
#define VT_WAITACTIVE	0x5607

/* Note: get_console_fb() will need to be moved into a seperate lib section */
int get_console_fd()
	int fd;

	fd = open("/dev/console", O_RDWR);
	if (fd >= 0) return fd;

	fd = open("/dev/vc/0", O_RDWR);
	if (fd >= 0) return fd;

	fd = open("/dev/tty", O_RDWR);
	if (fd >= 0) return fd;

	return -1;

void chvt_main(void)
	int vtnum, fd;

	if(!*toys.optargs) return;


	if (fd < 0) return;
	if (ioctl(fd,VT_ACTIVATE,vtnum)) return;

	if (ioctl(fd,VT_WAITACTIVE,vtnum)) return;