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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Energize your Console with Redefined Keys

Jun 01, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley, Jono Bacon)

"With Linux keyboard customization, you can not only redefine the action of a key: You can actually define keys to send strings of characters, which, at the console, issue commands...

"In this example, you're going to redefine keys to control your CD-ROM drive as a CD player. If you have a plain keyboard, you can use unusual key combinations such as Ctrl-Alt-Right Arrow to perform the kind of magic you're about to explore. If you can determine the keycodes generated by any special keys you have on your Internet or multimedia keyboard, you can use those keys instead..."

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