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XKBCOMP(1)									       XKBCOMP(1)

NAME
       xkbcomp - compile XKB keyboard description

SYNOPSIS
       xkbcomp [option] source [ destination ]

DESCRIPTION
       The  xkbcomp  keymap  compiler converts a description of an XKB keymap into one of several
       output formats.	 The most common use for xkbcomp is to	create	a  compiled  keymap  file
       (.xkm  extension)  which can be read directly by XKB-capable X servers or utilities.   The
       keymap compiler can also produce C header files or XKB source files.  The C  header  files
       produced by xkbcomp can be included by X servers or utilities that need a built-in default
       keymap.	The XKB source files produced by xkbcomp are fully resolved and can  be  used  to
       verify  that  the  files  which typically make up an XKB keymap are merged correctly or to
       create a single file which contains a complete description of the keymap.

       The source may specify an X display, or an .xkb or .xkm file;   unless  explicitly  speci-
       fied,  the  format  of destination depends on the format of the source.	 Compiling a .xkb
       (keymap source) file generates a .xkm (compiled keymap file) by default.   If  the  source
       is a .xkm file or an X display, xkbcomp generates a keymap source file by default.

       If  the	destination  is an X display, the keymap for the display is updated with the com-
       piled keymap.

       The name of the destination is usually computed from the name  of  the  source,	with  the
       extension replaced as appropriate.  When compiling a single map from a file which contains
       several maps, xkbcomp constructs the destination file name  by  appending  an  appropriate
       extension to the name of the map to be used.

OPTIONS
       -a      Show all keyboard information, reporting implicit or derived information as a com-
	       ment.  Only affects .xkb format output.

       -C      Produce a C header file as output (.h extension).

       -dflts  Compute defaults for any missing components, such as key names.

       -em1 msg
	       Print msg before printing first error message.

       -emp msg
	       Print msg at the start of each message line.

       -eml msg
	       If there were any errors, print msg before exiting.

       -help, -?
	       Show available options.

       -Idir   Specifies top-level directories to be searched for files included  by  the  keymap
	       description.   After  all  directories specified by -I options have been searched,
	       the  current  directory	and  finally,  the   default   xkb   directory	 (usually
	       /usr/lib/X11/xkb) will be searched.

	       To  prevent  the  current  and default directories from being searched, use the -I
	       option alone (i.e. without a directory), before any -I options  that  specify  the
	       directories you do want searched.

       -i deviceid
	       If  source  or  destination  is	a  valid X display, load the keymap from/into the
	       device with the specified ID (not name).

       -l      List maps that specify the map pattern in any files listed  on  the  command  line
	       (not implemented yet).

       -m name Specifies a map to be compiled from an file with multiple entries.

       -merge  Merge the compiled information with the map from the server (not implemented yet).

       -o name Specifies  a  name  for the generated output file.  The default is the name of the
	       source file with an appropriate extension for the output format.

       -opt parts
	       Specifies a list of optional parts.  Compilation errors in any optional parts  are
	       not  fatal.   Parts may consist of any combination of the letters c, g,k,s,t which
	       specify the compatibility map, geometry,  keycodes,  symbols  and  types,  respec-
	       tively.

       -Rdir   Specifies the root directory for relative path names.

       -synch  Force synchronization for X requests.

       -version
	       Print version number.

       -w lvl  Controls  the reporting of warnings during compilation.	A warning level of 0 dis-
	       ables all warnings; a warning level of 10 enables them all.

       -xkb    Generate a source description of the keyboard as output (.xkb extension).

       -xkm    Generate a compiled keymap file as output (.xkm extension).

SEE ALSO
       X(7)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1994, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems and X Consortium, Inc.
       See X(7) for a full statement of rights and permissions.

AUTHOR
       Erik Fortune, Silicon Graphics

X Version 11				  xkbcomp 1.2.4 			       XKBCOMP(1)
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