[kbd] [PATCH] openvt: Document the -f switch

Michael Schutte michi at uiae.at
Sun Jun 22 12:38:42 MSD 2008

-f forces a VT to be opened without checking whether it already is in
use.  The option works as intended, but is not documented anywhere
except for a message printed if a VT is found to be busy.

Signed-off-by: Michael Schutte <michi at uiae.at>
 man/man1/openvt.1 |    3 +++
 src/openvt.c      |    2 +-
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/man1/openvt.1 b/man/man1/openvt.1
index 610ad34..8a37094 100644
--- a/man/man1/openvt.1
+++ b/man/man1/openvt.1
@@ -21,6 +21,9 @@ specified then the environment variable $SHELL is used.
 Use the given VT number and not the first available. Note you
 must have write access to the supplied VT for this to work.
+.I "\-f"
+Force opening a VT without checking whether it is already in use.
 .I "\-e"
 Directly execute the given command, without forking.
 This option is meant for use in
diff --git a/src/openvt.c b/src/openvt.c
index 5e4443b..0ae4d54 100644
--- a/src/openvt.c
+++ b/src/openvt.c
@@ -336,7 +336,7 @@ got_vtno:
 void usage(int stat)
-     "Usage: openvt [-c vtnumber] [-l] [-u] [-s] [-v] [-w] -- command_line\n");
+     "Usage: openvt [-c vtnumber] [-f] [-l] [-u] [-s] [-v] [-w] -- command_line\n");
    exit (stat);

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