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 VTTEST(1)                                                         VTTEST(1)
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 NAME
      vttest - test VT100-type terminal

 SYNOPSIS
      vttest [options] [24x80.132]

 DESCRIPTION
      Vttest is a program designed to test the functionality of a VT100
      terminal (or emulator thereof).  It tests both display (escape
      sequence handling) and keyboard.

      The program is menu-driven and contains full on-line operating
      instructions.

      -  To run a given menu-item, you must enter its number.

      -  Menu items start at zero; this is the "Exit" item in almost all
         cases.

      -  You can run all menu-items (for a given level) by entering an
         asterisk, i.e, `*'.

      -  You can force a repaint of the menu items by entering "?".

      -  A few menus can be more than one page.  Use "n" and "p" to switch
         to the next or previous page.

 OPTIONS
      You can specify the screen geometry in the form [24x80.132], i.e., 24
      lines, 80 minimum columns, 132 maximum columns.  If your terminal does
      not switch between 80 and 132 columns you may specify 24x80.80, for
      example, to avoid a misleading display.

      Other options are:

      -f file
           specify a file containing a DRCS (soft character definition)
           string.

      -l   log test results to vttest.log.

      -p   use padding, e.g., for a VT100 connected to a high-speed line.

      -s   add time-delay in selected panning/scrolling options to show
           details.

      -8   use 8-bit controls (this can be changed with a menu option).

 AUTHOR
      Per Lindberg (mcvax,seismo)!enea!suadb!lindberg sometime 1985.




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 VTTEST(1)                                                         VTTEST(1)
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      Modified by Thomas Dickey from June 1996, to support nonstandard
      screen geometry, VT220-VT520, ISO color and xterm-specific tests.




















































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