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KBMAP(3)							      KBMAP(3)

       kbmap - keyboard map

       bind -a #κ /dev


       The kbmap device serves a one-level directory containing a single file,
       kbmap, representing the kernel's mapping of keyboard scan codes to Uni‐
       code characters (see cons(3) and keyboard(6)).

       Reads  return  the current contents of the map.	Each entry is one line
       containing three 11 character numeric fields, each followed by a space:
       a  table	 number,  an index into the table (scan code), and the decimal
       value of the corresponding Unicode character (0 if  none).   The	 table
       numbers	are  platform  dependent;  they	 typically distinguish between
       unshifted and shifted keys.  The scan code values are  hardware	depen‐
       dent and can vary from keyboard to keyboard.

       Writes to the file change the map.  Lines written to the file must con‐
       tain three space-separated fields, representing the table number,  scan
       code  index,  and  Unicode  character.	Values are taken to be decimal
       unless they start with 0x (hexadecimal)	or  0  (octal).	  The  Unicode
       character  can also be represented as 'x where x gives the UTF-8 repre‐
       sentation of the character (see utf(6)), or as ^X to represent  a  con‐
       trol character.

       The  Unicode character can also be Mn to represent mouse button n.  The
       map /sys/lib/kbmap/mouse-fn maps the F1 through F5 keys	to  the	 three
       mouse  buttons  and the two scroll wheel buttons.  Similarly, mouse-csa
       maps the left Control, Start, and Alt keys to the three mouse  buttons.
       These maps are useful on laptops without three-button mice.

       cons(3), keyboard(6), utf(6)



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