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dumpkeys



SYNOPSIS

       dumpkeys    [   -hilfn   -ccharset   --help   --short-info
       --long-info    --numeric     --full-table     --funcs-only
       --keys-only --compose-only --charset=charset ]


DESCRIPTION

       dumpkeys  writes, to the standard output, the current con­
       tents of the keyboard driver's translation tables, in  the
       format specified by keymaps(5).

       Using the various options, the format of the output can be
       controlled and also other information from the kernel  and
       the  programs dumpkeys(1) and loadkeys(1) can be obtained.


OPTIONS

       -h --help
              Prints the program's version  number  and  a  short
              usage  message to the program's standard error out­
              put and exits.

       -i --short-info
              Prints some characteristics of  the  kernel's  key­
              board driver. The items shown are:

              Keycode range supported by the kernel

                     This tells what values can be used after the
                     keycode  keyword  in  keytable  files.   See
                     keymaps(5) for more information and the syn­
                     tax of these files.

              Number of actions bindable to a key

                     This tells how many different actions a sin­
                     gle  key  can  output using various modifier
                     keys. If the value is 16  for  example,  you
                     can  define  up to 16 different actions to a
                     key combined with modifiers. When the  value
                     is  16, the kernel probably knows about four
                     modifier keys, which you can press  in  dif­
                     ferent  combinations  with the key to access
                     all the bound actions.

              Ranges of action codes supported by the kernel

                     This item contains a  list  of  action  code
                     ranges  in  hexadecimal notation.  These are
                     the values that can be  used  in  the  right
                     hand  side of a key definition, ie. the vv's
                     in a line

                             keycode xx = vv vv vv vv

                     the  range list with the action symbol list,
                     see option --long-info below.

              Number of function keys supported by kernel

                     This tells the number of action  codes  that
                     can be used to output strings of characters.
                     These action codes are  traditionally  bound
                     to  the various function and editing keys of
                     the keyboard and are defined to  send  stan­
                     dard  escape  sequences.  However,  you  can
                     redefine these to send common command lines,
                     email addresses or whatever you like.  Espe­
                     cially if the number of this item is greater
                     than the number of function and editing keys
                     in your keyboard, you may have some  "spare"
                     action codes that you can bind to AltGr-let­
                     ter combinations, for example, to send  some
                     useful  strings.  See  loadkeys(1)  for more
                     details.

              Function strings

                     You can see you current function key defini­
                     tions with the command

                             dumpkeys --funcs-only

       -l --long-info
              This  option  instructs  dumpkeys  to  print a long
              information listing. The output is the same as with
              the  --short-info  appended with the list of action
              symbols supported by loadkeys(1)  and  dumpkeys(1),
              along with the symbols' numeric values.

       -n --numeric
              This  option causes dumpkeys to by-pass the conver­
              sion of action code values to symbolic notation and
              to print the in hexadecimal format instead.

       -f --full-table
              This makes dumpkeys skip all the short-hand heuris­
              tics (see keymaps(5)) and output the  key  bindings
              in   the  canonical  form.  First  a  keymaps  line
              describing the currently defined modifier  combina­
              tions  is  printed.  Then for each key a row with a
              column for each modifier  combination  is  printed.
              For  example,  if  the  current  keymap in use uses
              When this option is given, dumpkeys prints only the
              key bindings. Normally dumpkeys prints both the key
              bindings and the string definitions.

       --compose-only
              When this option is given, dumpkeys prints only the
              compose key combinations.  This option is available
              only if your kernel has compose key support.

       -ccharset  --charset=charset
              This instructs dumpkeys to interpret character code
              values  according  to  the specified character set.
              This affects only the translation of character code
              values  to symbolic names. Valid values for charset
              currently are iso-8859-X, Where X  is  a  digit  in
              1-9.   If  no  charset  is specified, iso-8859-1 is
              used as a default.  This option produces an  output
              line  `charset  "iso-8859-X"', telling loadkeys how
              to interpret the keymap. (For  example,  "division"
              is 0xf7 in iso-8859-1 but 0xba in iso-8859-8.)


FILES

       /usr/share/kbd/keymaps
                           recommended   directory  for  keytable
                           files


SEE ALSO

       loadkeys(1), keymaps(5)

                            1 Sep 1993                DUMPKEYS(1)
  




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