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       kbdinfo - obtain information about the status of a console


       kbdinfo [-C DEVICE] getmode [text|graphics]

       kbdinfo [-C DEVICE] gkbmode [raw|xlate|mediumraw|unicode]

       kbdinfo [-C DEVICE] gkbmeta [metabit|escprefix]

       kbdinfo [-C DEVICE] gkbled [scrolllock|numlock|capslock]


       kbdinfo is an interface to KDGETMODE, GKBMODE, GKBMETA and GKBLED ioctls.  Its primary use
       case is to query the status of the given CONSOLE (or the currently active one,  if  no  -C
       option is present) from a shell script.

       If the final value argument is not specified, kbdinfo will print the result of the desired
       ioctl to the standard output.  Otherwise, the  given  value  is  compared  to  the  actual
       result,  and  the  utility will exit with a status code of 0 for a match, 1 otherwise.  No
       text is printed for this style of invocation.




       kbdinfo is Copyright © 2011 Alexey Gladkov <>.

       This manual page  was  written  by  Michael  Schutte  <>  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                            June 2011                                  KBDINFO(1)