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X11R7.4 - man page for xkbcomp (x11r4 section 1)

XKBCOMP(1)			     General Commands Manual			       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.

       -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/local/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.

       -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.

       -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 1.0.5 			       XKBCOMP(1)


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