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mk_modmap - translate a Linux keytable file into an xmodmap file

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NAME

mk_modmap - translate a Linux keytable file into an xmodmap file
 

SYNOPSIS

mk_modmap [ -v ] keymap_file
 

DESCRIPTION

The mk_modmap command tries to translate a Linux console keytable file into a file that can be parsed by xmodmap, and used within X. It outputs the results to standard out.
If the -v flag is used, verbose output is given.
It requires the X header files to be installed. (In Debian, these are in the "xlibs-dev" package).

NOTES

Since XFree version 2.1, X initialises its keymap using the Linux keymap, so xmodmap will often be superfluous.
 

SEE ALSO

dumpkeys(1), keymaps(5), xmodmap(1)
 
 
2002-02-22 Debian Sid