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utility for modifying keymaps and pointer button mappings in X

The xmodmap program is used to edit and display the keyboard modifier map and keymap table that are used by client applications to convert event keycodes into keysyms. It is a part of the X.Org project.


See the xmodmap man page.

Emacs users: see EmacsWiki: X Mod Map

Related Projects

  • XModMapMode


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
X11genium30 September 2013
License:Expatgenium30 September 2013

Leaders and contributors

Alan Coopersmith Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/xmodmap/
UserMailing Listhttp://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/xorg
UserBug Trackinghttps://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=xorg

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 30 September 2013.


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