SCO Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open Desktop or Openserver.

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Is it possible to switch screen from a SCO Unix application?

On Linux, "chvt 3" will switch to virtual console 3 and so on.

For SCO (only on the console) you can use the following ESCAPE sequence to switch (for example) to multiscreen '4':

echo "\033[3z"

The general syntax is:

echo "\033[xz"

where 'x' is a number ranging from 0 to 11 corresponding to the default 12 available console multiscreens.

Roberto Zini

SCO Unix Sales, Support, & Service

Phone:  707-SCO-UNIX (707-726-8649Toll Free: 833-SCO-UNIX (833-726-8649)