vttest 20140116

An Open Source program for testing the compatibility of VT100-compatible terminals
vttest is an open source command-line software written in C and designed to be used for testing the compatibility, as well as to demonstrate the non-compatibility, of VT100-compatible terminals.

Initially written for the Sargasso C compiler that was available on DECsystem-10 machines, vttest doesn’t support all the VT100 variations, such as the new VT200 series, or the old VT125 and VT131 ones.

However, additional tests are provided since version 1.7, which offers support for the analysis of some variants of xterm, as well as the VT420 and VT220 compatible terminals.

last updated on:
January 21st, 2014, 14:54 GMT
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license type:
BSD License 
ROOT \ Terminals


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What's New in This Release:
  • cosmetic changes (suggested by Itay Chamiel):
  • clear screen just before resetting SCS in menu #3 character sets, in case a VT100 emulator does not simply ignore VT220 G2/G3 selections when it does not implement them.
  • add check for maximum operating level before deciding whether to send a DECSCL to set it to VT100-level.
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