input-kbd num input-kbd [-f file] devnr


input-kbd prints the keyboard map of kernel input device devnr on stdout. The keyboard map maps scancodes to keycodes.

If the device supports a keyboard map, it is printed in the following format (from the output for an AT keyboard):

  •         0x0001 =  67  # KEY_F9
            0x0002 =  65  # KEY_F7
            0x0003 =  63  # KEY_F5
            0x0004 =  61  # KEY_F3

If the device does not support a keyboard map, input-kbd just lists the keys and buttons supported by the device, like this (for a mouse):

  •         bits: BTN_LEFT
            bits: BTN_RIGHT
            bits: BTN_MIDDLE



The index of the input device to use (0 for /dev/input/event0 and so on).

-f file

Read a keyboard map from a file and reconfigure the device with this map. The map file uses the same format as the output of this command. Key names are also accepted instead of keycodes, like this:

  • 0x0001 = KEY_F9


Gerd Knorr.