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NAME

       setmetamode - define the keyboard meta key handling

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

       , setmetamode  Meta ; ,  Meta .

       The  Meta key mode is specific for each VT (and the VT corresponding to
       stdin is used).

       esc prefix escprefix
              The Meta key sends an Escape prefix.

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

        setmetamode /etc/rc  Meta . , :
              INITTY=/dev/tty[1-8]
              for tty in $INITTY; do
                     setmetamode escprefix < $tty
              done

       loadkeys(1).

                                  09 Oct 1997                   SETMETAMODE(1)