SETLEDS(1)             Linux User's Manual             SETLEDS(1)

       setleds - set the keyboard leds

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

       setleds reports and changes the led flag settings  of  the
       current  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.

       -F     This  is the default. Only change the VT flags (and
              their setting may  be  reflected  by  the  keyboard

       -D     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.

       -L     Do 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.

       -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 out-

       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

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


Console tools              09 Oct 1997                          1