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

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  indi-
       cated.   The  setting  before  and  after  the  change are
       reported.

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

OPTIONS
       esc prefix escprefix
              The Meta key sends an Escape prefix.

       meta bit metabit
              The Meta key sets the high order bit of the charac-
              ter.

EXAMPLE
       One might use setmetamode in an /etc/rc script  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

SEE ALSO
       loadkeys(1).

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