|DUMPKEYS(1)||General Commands Manual||DUMPKEYS(1)|
dumpkeys - dump keyboard translation tables
dumpkeys writes, to the standard output, the current contents 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.
- -h --help
- Prints the program's version number and a short usage message to the program's standard error output and exits.
- -i --short-info
- Prints some characteristics of the kernel's keyboard driver. The items shown are:
Number of actions bindable to a key
Ranges of action codes supported by the kernel
(see keymaps(5) for more information about the format of key definition lines). dumpkeys(1) and loadkeys(1) support a symbolic notation, which is preferable to the numeric one, as the action codes may vary from kernel to kernel while the symbolic names usually remain the same. However, the list of action code ranges can be used to determine, if the kernel actually supports all the symbols loadkeys(1) knows, or are there maybe some actions supported by the kernel that have no symbolic name in your loadkeys(1) program. To see this, you compare the range list with the action symbol list, see option --long-info below.
Number of function keys supported by kernel
- -l -s --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 conversion 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 heuristics (see keymaps(5)) and output the key bindings in the canonical form. First a keymaps line describing the currently defined modifier combinations 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 seven modifiers, every row will have seven action code columns. This format can be useful for example to programs that post-process the output of dumpkeys.
- Available shapes:
- -1 --separate-lines
- This forces dumpkeys to write one line per (modifier,keycode) pair. It prefixes the word plain for plain keycodes.
- -t --funcs-only
- When this option is given, dumpkeys prints only the function key string definitions. Normally dumpkeys prints both the key bindings and the string definitions.
- -k --keys-only
- When this option is given, dumpkeys prints only the key bindings. Normally dumpkeys prints both the key bindings and the string definitions.
- -d --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.
- 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.)
- The affected console device can be specified using the -C (or --console ) option. This option supports exactly one device name.
- -v --verbose
- Turn on verbose output.
- -V --version
- Prints version number and exits.
- The recommended directory for keytable files.
|1 Sep 1993||kbd|