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SETMETAMODE(1) General Commands Manual SETMETAMODE(1)

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

30 Jan 1994 SETMETAMODE(1)

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