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KCON(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual		       KCON(1)

NAME
     kcon -- pcvt keyboard control and remapping

SYNOPSIS
     kcon [-d delay] [-l] [-m map] [-o]	[-p] [-R] [-r rate] [-s] [-t+/-] [-x]

DESCRIPTION
     The kcon utility is used for controlling all aspects of keyboard configu-
     ration for	the 'pcvt' video driver.

     The available options are:

     -d	delay
	   Specifies the delay after which the last key	entered	will be	re-
	   peated by the Keyboard.  Valid values are 0..3 corresponding	to de-
	   lays	of 250,	500, 750 and 1000 milliseconds.

     -l	   Displays the	current	keyboard map in	use by the driver.

     -m	map
	   Specifies the map entry to be searched in the keyboard capabilities
	   database keycap.  The database is searched for the entry and	if
	   found, the mapping is loaded	and is used in the driver from then
	   on.

     -o	   Switches display of control codes to	octal in the listing of	the
	   current map.	 To be used in conjunction with	the -l option.

     -p	   Uses	'pure' output when listing - the Escape	character is displayed
	   in either octal or hexadecimal and not as 'ESC'.  To	be used	in
	   conjunction with the	-l option.

     -r	rate
	   Specifies the character repetition rate.  Valid argument values are
	   0...31 corresponding	to rates of 30 characters/second ... 2 charac-
	   ters/second.

     -R	   Reset the Keyboard.

     -s	   Displays the	current	settings of the	rate and delay values.

     -t	+/-
	   Specify this	option to enable (+) or	disable	(-) the	repetition of
	   keys.

     -x	   Switches display of control codes to	hexadecimal in the listing of
	   the current map.  To	be used	in conjunction with the	-l option.
	   This	is the default behaviour.

FILES
     /usr/share/misc/keycap.pcvt  Keyboard capabilities	data base file if
				  nothing else was chosen during installation.
     /dev/console		  Keyboard raw device.

EXAMPLES
     The command "kcon -m gb" loads the	entry 'gb' from	the keycap file	into
     the keyboard to switch to a british keyboard behaviour.

     The command "kcon -r 0 -d 0" switches the keyboard	to emit	characters at
     a rate of 30 characters per second	after a	key has	been held down for 250
     milliseconds.

SEE ALSO
     keycap(3),	keycap(5)

BUGS
     The kcon utility detects several inconsistencies in the keycap database.
     In	case of	errors kcon exits with an error	message.  If this happens, the
     keyboard may remain in an undefined state.	 To recover from such situa-
     tion, execute "kcon -m default".

BSD				March 27, 2000				   BSD

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