X Version 11 (Release 6.1)
compile XKB keyboard description
xkbcomp [option] source [ destination ]
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
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 specified, 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 compiled 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.
Show all keyboard information, reporting implicit or dervied information
as a comment. Only affects .xkb format output.
Produce a C header file as output (.h extension).
Compute defaults for any missing components, such as key names.
Specifies top-level directories to be searched for files included by the
List maps that specify the ``map'' pattern in any files listed on the
command line (not implemented yet).
Specifies a map to be compiled from an file with multiple entries.
Merge the compiled information with the map from the server (not implemented
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.
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, respectively.
Specifies the root directory for relative path names.
Force synchonization for X requests.
Controls the reporting of warnings during compilation. A warning level
of 0 disables all warnings; a warning level of 10 enables them all.
Generate a source description of the keyboard as output (.xkb extension).
Generate a compiled keymap file as output (.xkm extension).
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