vttest - test VT100-type terminal
vttest [options] [24x80.132]
Vttest is a program designed to test the functionality of a VT100 ter- minal (or emulator thereof). It tests both display (escape sequence handling) and keyboard. The program is menu-driven and contains full on-line operating instruc- tions. - To run a given menu-item, you must enter its number. - Menu items start at zero; this is the "Exit" item in almost all cases. - You can run all menu-items (for a given level) by entering an aster- isk, i.e, `*'. - You can force a repaint of the menu items by entering "?". - 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., 24 lines, 80 minimum columns, 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: -f file specify a file containing a DRCS (soft character definition) string. -l log test results to vttest.log. -p use padding, e.g., for a VT100 connected to a high-speed line. -s add time-delay in selected panning/scrolling options to show details. -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. LOCAL VTTEST(1)