setleds - set the keyboard leds


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


   Setleds  reports  and  changes  the  led  flag settings of a 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.

   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.)


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



                              24 Sep 1994                       SETLEDS(1)


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