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     SETXKEYMAP(1)	     Silicon Graphics		 SETXKEYMAP(1)

     NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
	  setxkeymap - set the keyboard	map using a compiled keymap

     SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  setxkeymap [-t] keymap file

     DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
	  The setxkeymap command maps all of the keys on the keyboard
	  to use the layout specified in a keymap file;	 keymap	files
	  normally have	a .xkm extension.  The directory
	  /usr/lib/X11/input/PC	contains about a dozen keymaps for the
	  Indy and Indigo^2, while /usr/lib/X11/input/SGI contains
	  keymaps for all older	machines.  In IRIX5.1 and later, the
	  directory /var/X11/input is symbolically linked to the
	  appropriate machine dependent	directory.

	  If the specified keymap file is not found, setxkeymap	tries
	  adding the file with the same	name with or without the .xkm
	  extension.  For example, the command:	 setxkeymap DEU	first
	  looks	for a file named "DEU" in the current directory, then
	  looks	for "DEU.xkm" in the current directory.	 If both
	  attempts fail, it looks for "DEU" and	"DEU.xkm" in

	  The -t option	turns on debugging output.  If this option is
	  specified, setxkeymap	prints modmap input to stdout instead
	  of invoking xmodmap to update	the keyboard layout.

     SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     Page 1					     (printed 10/9/01)

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