|SETLEDS(1)||General Commands Manual||SETLEDS(1)|
The led flag settings are specific for each VT (and the VT corresponding to stdin is used).
By default (or with option -F), setleds will only change the VT flags (and their setting may be reflected by the keyboard leds).
With option -D, setleds will 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.
With option -L, setleds will 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.
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
- -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 output.)
|24 Sep 1994|