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Swapping the Escape and Caps Lock in console

Posted 02-27-2017 at 01:55 PM by smilingfrog
Updated 02-27-2017 at 04:22 PM by smilingfrog

http://superuser.com/questions/29011...eymap-in-linux
http://askubuntu.com/questions/15738...nd-line-system

I swap Caps_Lock and Escape for editing with vim, and although easy to do in X, I never figured out how to swap the keys in console terminals.
The above links to a nice method to reassign keymaps so that the caps and esc keys are swapped.

Code:
keycode 58 = Escape Escape Escape
keycode  1 = Caps_Lock Caps_Lock Caps_Lock
This file can be saved in /usr/share/keymaps in the appropriate keymap folder; I called it swapCapsEsc.map
In LFS, this can be mapped directly in the /etc/sysconfig/console as a KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS variable
Code:
KEYMAP="us"
KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS="swapCapsEsc"
No need to load it in the runtime commands.
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