LOADKEYS(1) General Commands Manual LOADKEYS(1)
loadkeys, dumpkeys - load and dump keyboard translation tables
loadkeys [ -e ] [ filename ]
loadkeys reads the file specified by filename, and modifies the key-
board streams module's translation tables. If no file is specified,
and the keyboard is a Type-4 keyboard, a default file for the layout
indicated by the DIP switches on the keyboard. The file is in the for-
mat specified by keytables(5).
If the layout code in the DIP switches on the keyboard has the hexadec-
imal value 0xdd, the file loaded by loadkeys by default is
/usr/share/lib/keytables/layout_dd. These files specify only the
entries that change between the different Type-4 keyboard layouts.
dumpkeys writes, to the standard output, the current contents of the
keyboard streams module's translation tables, in the format specified
-e loadkeys loads the requested keytable layout information into
the EEPROM keytables. This allows the console monitor to select
the correct key-values when a non-US keyboard is connected to
default keytable files
The -e option requires EEPROM rev 2.6 or later.
1 September 1988 LOADKEYS(1)