Switching Terminals


Linux Questions and Answers.

Switching Terminals

Q1. What is virtual console and what are the drivers assigned to it called?

Linux have 6 ttys by default, which we call as vcs & driver assigned to it is tty (/dev/tty*)

Q2. To switch between terminals which command do we use?

To – switch from gui use CTRL ALT F1 & to switch between the terminals use ALT -F2, F3…

Q3. Which command shows the current terminal which we are using?


For example:

root@test2:~# cd test1/

root@test2:~/test1# pwd



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