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 VTTEST(1)                                                         VTTEST(1)

      vttest - test VT100-type terminal

      vttest [options] [24x80.132]

      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

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

      +   Menu items start at zero; this is the ``Exit'' item in almost all

      +   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.

      You can specify the screen geometry in the form [24x80.132], i.e.,

      +   24 lines,

      +   80 minimum columns, and

      +   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:

      -V   print the program version, and exit.

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

      -l   log test results to vttest.log.

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

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      -q   show only the most recent part of a continuous response, e.g.,
           any-event mouse tests, to improve readability of the test.

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

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

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

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

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