tty is a Unix command that prints on standard output file name connected to standard input. The program's name comes from teletypewriter, abbreviated "TTY".

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TTY with 256 colors?

With URxvt and xterm it is possible to use a virtual terminal supporting 256 colors instead of only eight. Since my Intel GMA graphics card is well-supported by the KMS framebuffer driver, I am ...
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Console commands to change virtual ttys in Linux and OpenBSD

In Linux one presses Alt-F1, Alt-F2 etc to change virtual ttys. In OpenBSD one shall use Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc instead. Are there are console commands for these two operating systems that can be issued to ...
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How do I make Ubuntu start fbterm in the tty on startup?

When I was testing openSUSE about a week ago, I noticed that tty1 (yes, just tty1) had the openSUSE background. I want to do the same in Ubuntu. I found a way using fbsplash. I'm not too keen on that ...
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less emulate a TTY to preserve piped color output

When you pipe something through less, the program usually discards color codes because it's not outputting to a TTY. So you have to add --color=always to the options for it to work. ls -l --color=...
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Sending change virtual console command in PuTTY

I'm trying to use PuTTY to change the virtual console on Linux via the usual key commands - Alt + F1 or Ctrl + Alt + F1 etc. However this doesn't work. Switching TTY should be simple and is something ...
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/dev/tty: no such device or address - only in a script

I'm pulling my hair out over this. I've looked over all of the google results for /dev/tty : no such device or address, none of them apply to what I am doing / none of the solutions are successful. I ...
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Solaris: ssh -tt with no output

I have access to a machine running SunOS 5.10 (called solaris). I also have access to a RedHat machine (called redhat). ssh -tt seems not to give me output if run from solaris to solaris, but works ...