openvt — Open a new Virtual Terminal and start a program on it.Summary: In GNU/Linux OS, be default, 6 virtual text mode console terminals will be running. User can switch between this terminals using Left Side Ctrl + Alt + FunKey(1 – 6). openvt will find the first available VT, and run the given command on it. If no command is specified then the $SHELL is used. Examples:
$ openvt -- Start a shell on the next free VT. Try Alt+F<1-12> to see new shell session. $ openvt -v -- Same as above, with extra output. $ openvt -l bash -- Start bash as a login shell on next free VT. $ openvt ls -- Run the 'ls' on the next free VT. $ openvt -s ls -- Same as above. But switch to the new VT when starting the command. # openvt -c 9 ls -- Run the 'ls' on the 9th VT.
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