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input-kbd - print or modify keyboard maps for input devices

INPUT-KBD(8) INPUT-KBD(8)

NAME

input-kbd - print or modify keyboard maps for input devices
 

SYNOPSIS

input-kbd num
input-kbd [ -f file] devnr
 

DESCRIPTION

input-kbd prints the keyboard map of kernel input device devnr on stdout. The keyboard map maps scancodes to keycodes.
 
If the device supports a keyboard map, it is printed in the following format (from the output for an AT keyboard):

0x0001 = 67 # KEY_F9
0x0002 = 65 # KEY_F7
0x0003 = 63 # KEY_F5
0x0004 = 61 # KEY_F3
 
 
If the device does not support a keyboard map, input-kbd just lists the keys and buttons supported by the device, like this (for a mouse):

bits: BTN_LEFT
bits: BTN_RIGHT
bits: BTN_MIDDLE
 
 

OPTIONS

devnr
The index of the input device to use (0 for /dev/input/event0 and so on).
 
-f file
Read a keyboard map from a file and reconfigure the device with this map. The map file uses the same format as the output of this command. Key names are also accepted instead of keycodes, like this:
0x0001 = KEY_F9
 

AUTHOR

Gerd Knorr.
July 2005