Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
loadkeys [options] [filename]
Load a keymap from a specified file, usually one of the keymaps stored in /lib/kbd/keymaps. If you create your own keymap file, the related commands showkey, keymaps, and dumpkeys will be useful as well. Note that loadkeys applies only to virtual consoles; to change your X keyboard configuration, use xmodmap or setxkbmap, or the graphical keyboard-layout switching tools that are included with your desktop environment.
Clear the compose, or accent, table in the kernel.
Load the default keymap. The same as running loadkeys defkeymap.
Display help and usage information.
Instead of loading the table, output maps as C language declarations.
Operate in quiet mode.
Clear the string table in the kernel.
Operate verbosely. For extra effect, repeat.