VT(1) VT(1) NAME vt - emulate a VT-100 or VT-220 terminal SYNOPSIS vt [ -2abcrx ] [ -f font ] [ -l log ] [ cmd... ] DESCRIPTION Vt replaces a rio window with a fresh instance of the pro- gram cmd (or the rc(1) shell when omited) running within an emulation of a DEC VT-100 terminal. Options 2 a x change vt to emulate a VT-220, ANSI, or XTerm terminal respectively. b changes the color scheme to white text on a black back- ground, but potentially with colors from escape sequences. c changes the color scheme to monochrome (no colors). f sets the font. l names a log file for the session. r start in raw mode. Menus The right button has a menu with the following entries to provide the sort of character processing expected by non- Plan 9 systems: 24x80 Resize the vt window to hold 24 rows of 80 columns. crnl Print a newline (linefeed) character after receiving a carriage return from the host. cr Do not print a newline after carriage return. nlcr Print a carriage return after receiving a newline from the host. nl Do not print a carriage return after newline. raw Enter raw (no echo, no interpretation) character mode for input. cooked Leave raw mode. blocksel Toggle block selection for mode for rio snarf buffer. exit Exit vt. The middle button has a menu with the following entries: backup Move the display back one screenful. forward Move the display forward one screenful. (These are a poor substitute for a scroll bar.) reset Display the last screenful; the same as going VT(1) VT(1) forward to the end. paste Pastes the contents of the rio snarf buffer, just as paste in the rio menu. snarf Copy selection to the rio snarf buffer. plumb Send selection to the plumber. scroll Make new lines visible as they appear at the bot- tom. page When the page fills, pause and wait for a charac- ter to be typed before proceeding. The down arrow key advances a page without sending the character to the host. SOURCE /sys/src/cmd/vt BUGS This program is used only for communicating with foreign systems, so it is not as rich an emulation as its equivalent in other environments. Use care in setting raw and newline modes when connecting to Unix systems via con(1). It may also be necessary to set the emulator into raw mode.