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translate a Linux keytable file into an xmodmap file

see also : dumpkeys - xmodmap


mk_modmap [ -v ] keymap_file

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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).


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

see also

dumpkeys , keymaps, xmodmap

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