Linux Command Directory

Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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kbdrate [options]

System administration command. Control the rate at which the keyboard repeats characters, as well as its delay time. Using this command without options sets a repeat rate of 10.9 characters per second; the default delay is 250 milliseconds. On boot, most Linux systems set the keyboard rate to 30 characters per second.



Suppress printing of messages.

-r rate

Specify the repeat rate, which must be one of the following numbers (all in characters per second): 2.0, 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 3.0, 3.3, 3.7, 4.0, 4.3, 4.6, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.7, 7.5, 8.0, 8.6, 9.2, 10.0, 10.9, 12.0, 13.3, 15.0, 16.0, 17.1, 18.5, 20.0, 21.8, 24.0, 26.7, or 30.0.

-d delay

Specify the delay, which must be one of the following (in milliseconds): 250, 500, 750, or 1000.

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