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SETLEDS(1)		      Linux Users Manual		   SETLEDS(1)

       setleds - set the keyboard leds

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

       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 leds).

       -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	influ
	      ences  the  interpretation of keypad keys.  Pressing the NumLock
	      key complements the NumLock setting.)

       -caps +caps
	      Clear or set CapsLock.  (At present, the CapsLock  setting  com
	      plements	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.)

       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			    SETLEDS(1)

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