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NAME

       setmetamode - define the keyboard meta key handling

SYNOPSIS

       setmetamode [ {meta|bit|metabit | esc|prefix|escprefix} ]

DESCRIPTION

       Without  argument,  setmetamode prints the current Meta key mode.  With
       argument, it sets the Meta key mode as indicated.  The  setting  before
       and after the change are reported.

       The  Meta key mode is specific for each VT (and the VT corresponding to
       stdin is used).  One might use setmetamode in  /etc/rc  to  define  the
       initial state of the Meta key mode, e.g. by
            INITTY=/dev/tty[1-8]
            for tty in $INITTY; do
                 setmetamode escprefix < $tty
            done

OPTIONS

       esc prefix escprefix
              The Meta key sends an Escape prefix.

       meta bit metabit
              The Meta key sets the high order bit of the character.

SEE ALSO

       loadkeys(1)

                                  30 Jan 1994                   SETMETAMODE(1)