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SETMETAMODE

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 30 Jan 1994
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NAME

setmetamode - define the keyboard meta key handling  

SYNOPSIS

setmetamode [ {meta|bit|metabit | esc|prefix|escprefix} ]  

DESCRIPTION

Without argument, setmetamode prints the current Meta key mode. With argument, it sets the Meta key mode as indicated. The setting before and after the change are reported.

The Meta key mode is specific for each VT (and the VT corresponding to stdin is used). One might use setmetamode in /etc/rc to define the initial state of the Meta key mode, e.g. by
INITTY=/dev/tty[1-8]
for tty in $INITTY; do
setmetamode escprefix < $tty
done  

OPTIONS

esc prefix escprefix
The Meta key sends an Escape prefix.
meta bit metabit
The Meta key sets the high order bit of the character.
 

SEE ALSO

loadkeys(1)


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO




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