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       setleds - set the keyboard leds


       setleds [-v] [-L] [-D] [-F] [{+|-}num] [{+|-}caps] [{+|-}scroll]


       Setleds  reports  and  changes  the  led  flag settings of a VT (namely
       NumLock, CapsLock and ScrollLock).  Without arguments,  setleds  prints
       the  current settings.  With arguments, it sets or clears the indicated
       flags (and leaves the others unchanged). The settings before and  after
       the change are reported if the -v flag is given.

       The   led   flag  settings  are  specific  for  each  VT  (and  the  VT
       corresponding to stdin is used).

       By default (or with option -F), setleds will only change the  VT  flags
       (and their setting may be reflected by the keyboard leds).

       With option -D, setleds will change both the VT flags and their default
       settings (so that a subsequent reset will not undo the  change).   This
       might be useful for people who always want to have numlock set.

       With  option  -L,  setleds will not touch the VT flags, but only change
       the leds.  From this moment on, the leds will no longer reflect the  VT
       flags  (but  display whatever is put into them). The command setleds -L
       (without further arguments) will restore the  situation  in  which  the
       leds reflect the VT flags.

       One  might  use  setleds  in  /etc/rc to define the initial and default
       state of NumLock, e.g. by
            for tty in $INITTY; do
                 setleds -D +num < $tty


       -num +num
              Clear  or  set  NumLock.   (At  present,  the  NumLock   setting
              influences  the  interpretation  of  keypad  keys.  Pressing the
              NumLock key complements the NumLock setting.)

       -caps +caps
              Clear or  set  CapsLock.   (At  present,  the  CapsLock  setting
              complements the Shift key when applied to letters.  Pressing the
              CapsLock key complements the CapsLock setting.)

       -scroll +scroll
              Clear or set ScrollLock.  (At present, pressing  the  ScrollLock
              key (or ^S/^Q) stops/starts console output.)


       In  keyboard  application  mode  the NumLock key does not influence the
       NumLock flag setting.



                                  24 Sep 1994                       SETLEDS(1)