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XKBCOMP(1)              FreeBSD General Commands Manual             XKBCOMP(1)

       xkbcomp - compile XKB keyboard description

       xkbcomp [option] source [ destination ]

       The xkbcomp keymap compiler converts a description of an XKB keymap
       into one of several output formats.   The most common use for xkbcomp
       is to create a compiled keymap file (.xkm extension) which can be read
       directly by XKB-capable X servers or utilities.   The keymap compiler
       can also produce C header files or XKB source files.  The C header
       files produced by xkbcomp can be included by X servers or utilities
       that need a built-in default keymap.  The XKB source files produced by
       xkbcomp are fully resolved and can be used to verify that the files
       which typically make up an XKB keymap are merged correctly or to create
       a single file which contains a complete description of the keymap.

       The source may specify an X display, or an .xkb or .xkm file;  unless
       explicitly specified, the format of destination depends on the format
       of the source.   Compiling a .xkb (keymap source) file generates a .xkm
       (compiled keymap file) by default.   If the source is a .xkm file or an
       X display, xkbcomp generates a keymap source file by default.

       If the destination is an X display, the keymap for the display is
       updated with the compiled keymap.

       The name of the destination is usually computed from the name of the
       source, with the extension replaced as appropriate.  When compiling a
       single map from a file which contains several maps, xkbcomp constructs
       the destination file name by appending an appropriate extension to the
       name of the map to be used.

       -a      Show all keyboard information, reporting implicit or derived
               information as a comment.  Only affects .xkb format output.

       -C      Produce a C header file as output (.h extension).

       -dflts  Compute defaults for any missing components, such as key names.

       -Idir   Specifies top-level directories to be searched for files
               included by the keymap description.  After all directories
               specified by -I options have been searched, the current
               directory and finally, the default xkb directory (usually
               /usr/local/lib/X11/xkb) will be searched.

               To prevent the current and default directories from being
               searched, use the -I option alone (i.e. without a directory),
               before any -I options that specify the directories you do want

       -l      List maps that specify the map pattern in any files listed on
               the command line (not implemented yet).

       -m name Specifies a map to be compiled from an file with multiple

       -merge  Merge the compiled information with the map from the server
               (not implemented yet).

       -o name Specifies a name for the generated output file.  The default is
               the name of the source file with an appropriate extension for
               the output format.

       -opt parts
               Specifies a list of optional parts.  Compilation errors in any
               optional parts are not fatal.  Parts may consist of any
               combination of the letters c, g,k,s,t which specify the
               compatibility map, geometry, keycodes, symbols and types,

       -Rdir   Specifies the root directory for relative path names.

       -synch  Force synchronization for X requests.

       -w lvl  Controls the reporting of warnings during compilation.  A
               warning level of 0 disables all warnings; a warning level of 10
               enables them all.

       -xkb    Generate a source description of the keyboard as output (.xkb

       -xkm    Generate a compiled keymap file as output (.xkm extension).


       Copyright 1994, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems and X Consortium,
       See X(7) for a full statement of rights and permissions.

       Erik Fortune, Silicon Graphics

X Version 11                     xkbcomp 1.0.5                      XKBCOMP(1)


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