stty(1)								      stty(1)


  stty - Sets terminal characteristics


  stty [-a | -g] [-f special-device]

  stty [-f special-device] [argument ...]

  The stty utility sets or reports on terminal I/O characteristics for the
  device that is its standard input.


  Without flags or arguments specified, stty reports the settings of certain
  characteristics, usually those that differ from implementation-defined
  defaults; otherwise, stty modifies the terminal state according to the
  specified arguments.	Some combinations of arguments are mutually exclusive
  on some terminal types.

  Control Modes

  The following arguments are available to set the terminal characteristics:

  parenb (-parenb)
      Enables (disables) parity generation and detection.

  parodd (-parodd)
      Selects odd (even) parity.

  cs5 cs6 cs7 cs8
      Selects character size, if possible.

      Sets terminal baud rate to the number given, if possible.	 If the baud
      rate is set to zero, modem control is no longer asserted.

  ispeed number
      Sets terminal input baud rate to the number given, if possible.  If
      zero is specified, the input baud rate is set to be the same as the
      output baud rate.

  ospeed number
      Sets terminal output baud rate to the number given, if possible.	If
      the output baud rate is set to zero, modem control is no longer

  hupcl (-hupcl)
      Stops asserting modem control (does not stop asserting modem control)
      on last close.

  hup (-hup)
      Same as hupcl (-hupcl).

  cstopb (-cstopb)
      Uses two (one) stop bits per character.

  cread (-cread)
      Enables (disables) the receiver.

  clocal (-clocal)
      Assumes a line without (with) modem control.

  nokerninfo (-nokerninfo)
      Disables (enables) the printing of kernel-generated status information
      when the info control character is entered.

  Input Modes

  echoctl (-echoctl)
      Echoes control characters as ^X and  as ^?.  Prints two back-
      spaces following the End-of-File character.  (Special characters are
      echoed as themselves.)

  ignbrk (-ignbrk)
      Ignores (does not ignore) break on input.

  brkint (-brkint)
      Signals (does not signal) INTR on break.

  ignpar (-ignpar)
      Ignores (does not ignore) parity errors.

  parmrk (-parmrk)
      Marks (does not mark) parity errors.

  inpck (-inpck)
      Enables (disables) input parity checking.

  istrip (-istrip)
      Strips (does not strip) input characters to seven bits.

  inlcr (-inlcr)
      Maps (does not map) newline to carriage-return on input.

  igncr (-igncr)
      Ignores (does not ignore) carriage-return on input.

  icrnl (-icrnl)
      Maps (does not map) carriage-return to newline on input.

  imaxbel (-imaxbel)
      Does (does not) ring bell on terminal when input buffer is full.

  iuclc (-iuclc)
      Maps (does not map) uppercase alphabetic characters to lowercase.

  ixon (-ixon)
      Enables (disables) Start/Stop output control.  Output from the system
      is stopped when the system receives Stop and started when the system
      receives Start.

  ixany (-ixany)
      Allows any character (allows only ) to restart output.

  ixoff (-ixoff)
      Requests that the system send (not send) Start/Stop characters when the
      input queue is nearly empty/full.

  Output Modes

  opost (-opost)
      Post-processes output (does not post-process output; ignores all other
      output modes).

  olcuc (-olcuc)
      Maps (does not map) lowercase alphabetic characters to uppercase on

  onoeot (-onoeot)
      Discards (keeps) End-of-Text on output.

  onlcr (-onlcr)
      Maps (does not map) newline characters to carriage-return/newline char-

  ocrnl (-ocrnl)
      Maps (does not map) carriage-return/newline characters to newline char-

  onocr (-onocr)
      Does not (does) output carriage-return characters at column 0 (zero).

  onlret (-onlret)
      Causes (does not cause) newline to perform the carriage-return function
      on the terminal.

  ofill (-ofill)
      Uses fill characters (uses timing) for delays.

  ofdel (-ofdel)
      Uses Delete (uses Null) characters for fill characters.

  tabs (-tabs)
      Maintains (expands to spaces) any tab characters in the output.

  cr0 cr1 cr2 cr3
      Selects style of delay for carriage-return characters.

  nl0 nl1 nl2 nl32
      Selects style of delay for newline characters.

  tab0 tab1 tab2 tab3
      Selects style of delay for horizontal tabs.

  bs0 bs1
      Selects style of delay for backspaces.

  ff0 ff1
      Selects style of delay for form feeds.

  vt0 vt1
      Selects style of delay for vertical tabs.

  rows number
      Specifies the number of lines this display can hold.

  columns number (or cols number)
      Specifies the number of characters per display line.

  Local Modes

  altwerase (-altwerase)
      Uses (does not use) the altwerase mode, which defines a word as con-
      taining only alphanumeric characters and _ (underscore).

  isig (-isig)
      Enables (disables) the checking of characters against the special con-
      trol characters INTR, QUIT, and SUSP.

  icanon (-icanon)
      Enables (disables) canonical input (Erase and Kill processing).

  crtkill (-crtkill)
      Echoes (does not echo) the Kill character by erasing the line in place
      like echoe.

  mdmbuf (-mdmbuf)
      Uses (does not use) carrier as a flow control flag rather than sending
      a HANGUP signal.

  prterase (-prterase)
      Prints (does not print) erased characters backwards within \
      (backslash) and / (slash).

  tostop (-tostop)
      Stops (allows) output from background jobs to the terminal.

  xcase (-xcase)
      Echoes (does not echo) uppercase characters on input, and displays
      uppercase characters on output with a preceding \ (backslash).

  iexten (-iexten)
      Enables (disables) any implementation-defined special control-
      characters not currently controlled by icanon, isig, or ixon.

  echo (-echo)
      Echoes back (does not echo back) every character typed.

  echoe (-echoe)
      Causes the Erase character to (to not) visually erase the last charac-
      ter in the current line from the display, if possible.

  echok (-echok)
      Echoes (does not echo) newline after the Kill character.

  echonl (-echonl)
      Echoes (does not echo) newline, even if echo is disabled.

  noflsh (-noflsh)
      Disables (enables) flush after INTR, QUIT, SUSP.

  Control Assignments

  special-character string
      Sets special-character to string.	 The special character is set to the
      first character in string and subsequent characters are ignored, with
      the following exceptions:

	The stringss undef and ^- set the special character to
	{_POSIX_VDISABLE} if it is in effect for the device.

	The string ^? sets the special character to .

	Any other string beginning with the character ^ sets the special
	character to the control character corresponding to the second char-
	acter of string (subsequent characters are ignored).  For example,
	the string ^c sets the special character to ^C; the string ^zq sets
	the special character to ^Z.

	Note that you can set a special character to a control character in
	two ways: by entering the control character itself or by entering ^
	and another character.	This allows you to enter a control characters
	that is already assigned to a special character without entering that
	special character; for example, you can enter ^C, even if it is
	already assigned to the intr special character, by entering ^ and
	then c.

	Recognized special-characters include dsusp, eof, eol, eol2, erase,
	discard, status, intr, kill, lnext, quit, reprint, start, stop, susp,
	and werase.

  saved settings
      Sets the current terminal characteristics to the saved settings pro-
      duced by the -g flag.

  min number

  time number
      Sets the value of min or time to number.	MIN and TIME are used in
      Non-Canonical mode input processing (-icanon).

  line number
      Sets the line discipline to the specified number.

  Combination Modes

  evenp or parity
      Enables parenb and cs7; disables parodd.

      Enables parenb, cs7, and parodd.

  parity, evenp, oddp
      Disables parenb, and sets cs8.

  raw (-raw | cooked)
      Enables (disables) raw input and output (no ERASE, KILL, INTR, QUIT,
      EOT, or output processing).

  nl (-nl)
      Enables (disables) icrnl and onlcr.  -nl also unsets inlcr, igncr
      ocrnl, and onlret.

  lcase (-lcase)

      Sets (unsets) xcase, iuclc, and olcuc.  (Used for terminals with upper-
      case characters only.)

      Resets all modes to some reasonable values.

  Compatibility Mode

  ek  Resets Erase and Kill characters back to system defaults.

  lfkc (-lfkc)
      Same as echok.

  flow (-flow)
      Same as ixon (-ixon).

  tandem (-tandem)
      Same as ixoff (-ixoff).

  decctlq (-decctlq)
      Same as ixany (-ixany).

  dec Sets all modes suitable for terminals supplied by Digital Equipment
      Corporation.  (The control-character  is set to ^?).

  crterase (-crterase)

  crtbs (-crtbs)
      Same as echoe (-echoe).

  ctlecho (-ctlecho)
      Same as echoctl (-echoctl).

  crt (-crt)

  newcrt (-newcrt)
      Sets (clears) echoe, echoke, and echoctl.

  litout (-litout)
      Sends output characters with no (with) output processing.

  xtabs (-xtabs)

  oxtabs (-oxtabs)
      Expands (does not expand) tabs to spaces.

  fill (-fill)
      Same as ofill (-ofill).


      Same as -a.

  echoke (-echoke)

  nohang (-nohang)
      Does not (does) send HANGUP signal if carrier drops.

      Does character fill and uses Null character.

      Does character fill and uses Delete character.

      Sets modes suitable for the Teletype Corporation Model 33 terminal.

      Sets modes suitable for the Teletype Corporation Model 37 terminal.

      Sets modes suitable for the Digital Equipment Corporation Mode VT05

      Sets modes suitable for the General Electric TermiNet 300.

      Sets modes suitable for the Texas Instruments 700 series.

  tek Sets modes suitable for the Tektronix 4014 terminal.

      Prints only the line speed and a trailing semicolon (;).

      Prints only the terminal size.

  If no options are specified, an unspecified subset of the information
  displayed for the -a flag is displayed.

  If the terminal input speed and output speed are the same, the speed infor-
  mation is displayed as follows:

       speed speed baud

  Otherwise speeds are displayed as follows:

       ispeed ispeed baud; ospeed ospeed baud;

  Control-characters are displayed as follows:

       control-character = value

  where value is either the character, or some visual representation of the
  character if it is nonprinting, or the string undef if the character is

  The stty utility exits with one of the following values:

  0   The terminal options were read or set successfully.

  >0  An error occurred.


  -a  Writes to standard output all the current settings for the terminal.

  -f special-device
      Allows you to specify an alternate terminal or tty device.  Normally,
      the stty command works on your standard input.

  -g  Writes to standard output the current settings in an unspecified form
      that can be used as arguments to another stty utility on the same sys-


  The stty function is expected to be POSIX 1003.2 compatible.


  Commands:  tty(1).

  Functions:  curses(3), ioctl(2), tcsetattr(3), tcgetattr(3), ttyname(3).

  Files:  termios(4).