MirOS Manual: xkbcomp(1)


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NAME

     xkbcomp - compile XKB keyboard description

SYNOPSIS

     xkbcomp [option] source [ destination ]

DESCRIPTION

     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 pro-
     duced 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 con-
     tains 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 destina-
     tion 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 appropri-
     ate.  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.

OPTIONS

     -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

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             /usr/X11R6/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 searched.

     -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 entries.

     -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, respectively.

     -Rdir   Specifies the root directory for relative path
             names.

     -synch  Force synchronization for X requests.

     -w lvl  Controls the reporting of warnings during compila-
             tion.  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 extension).

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

SEE ALSO

     X(7)

COPYRIGHT

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

AUTHOR

     Erik Fortune, Silicon Graphics

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