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LOADKEYS(1)                 General Commands Manual                LOADKEYS(1)



NAME
       loadkeys, dumpkeys - load and dump keyboard translation tables

SYNOPSIS
       loadkeys [ -e ] [ filename ]

       dumpkeys

DESCRIPTION
   loadkeys
       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
       dumpkeys writes, to the standard output, the current  contents  of  the
       keyboard  streams  module's translation tables, in the format specified
       by keytables(5).

OPTIONS
       -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
              the workstation.

FILES
       /usr/share/lib/keytables/layout_dd
                           default keytable files

SEE ALSO
       kb(4M), keytables(5)

BUGS
       The -e option requires EEPROM rev 2.6 or later.



                               1 September 1988                    LOADKEYS(1)