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

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

       o   Menu items start at zero; this is the "Exit"  item  in  almost  all

       o   You  can  run  all  menu-items  (for  a given level) by entering an
           asterisk, i.e, "*'.

       o   You can force a repaint of the menu items by entering "?".

       o   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.,

       o   24 lines,

       o   80 minimum columns, and

       o   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.

       -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.

                                  2020-09-20                         VTTEST(1)