This is the command kbd_mode that can be run in the OnWorks free hosting provider using one of our multiple free online workstations such as Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator
kbd_mode - report or set the keyboard mode
kbd_mode [ -a | -u | -k | -s ] [ -C CONSOLE ]
Without argument, kbd_mode prints the current keyboard mode (RAW, MEDIUMRAW or XLATE).
With argument, it sets the keyboard mode as indicated:
-s: scancode mode (RAW),
-k: keycode mode (MEDIUMRAW),
-a: ASCII mode (XLATE),
-u: UTF-8 mode (UNICODE).
Of course the "-a" is only traditional, and the code used can be any 8-bit character set.
With "-u" a 16-bit character set is expected, and these chars are transmitted to the
kernel as 1, 2, or 3 bytes (following the UTF-8 coding). In these latter two modes the
key mapping defined by loadkeys(1) is used.
kbd_mode operates on the console specified by the "-C" option; if there is none, the
console associated with stdin is used.
Warning: changing the keyboard mode, other than between ASCII and Unicode, will probably
make your keyboard unusable. This command is only meant for use (say via remote login)
when some program left your keyboard in the wrong state. Note that in some obsolete
versions of this program the "-u" option was a synonym for "-s".
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