SETMETAMODE(1)             General Commands Manual            SETMETAMODE(1)

NAME         top

       setmetamode - define the keyboard meta key handling

SYNOPSIS         top

       setmetamode [ {meta|bit|metabit | esc|prefix|escprefix} ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Without argument, setmetamode prints the current Meta key mode.  With
       argument, it sets the Meta key mode as indicated.  The setting before
       and after the change are reported.

       The Meta key mode is specific for each VT (and the VT corresponding
       to stdin is used).  One might use setmetamode in /etc/rc to define
       the initial state of the Meta key mode, e.g. by
            for tty in $INITTY; do
                 setmetamode escprefix < $tty

OPTIONS         top

       esc prefix escprefix
              The Meta key sends an Escape prefix.

       meta bit metabit
              The Meta key sets the high order bit of the character.

SEE ALSO         top


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                                 30 Jan 1994                  SETMETAMODE(1)

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