KBD – Linux keyboard tools.

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This package contains tools for managing Linux console (Linux console, virtual terminals, keyboard, etc.) – mainly, what they do is loading console fonts and keyboard maps.

This distribution contains no binaries - the sources depend on the kernel version - compile them yourself.



The latest stable version of kbd can always be found on:

Getting involved

To translate Kbd's messages into other languages, please see the Translation Project page for Kbd.

Repository Access
To access the Git repository:
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/legion/kbd.git
git clone http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/legion/kbd.git
git clone git://git.altlinux.org/people/legion/packages/kbd.git
git clone http://git.altlinux.org/people/legion/packages/kbd.git
Mailing Lists
kbd@lists.altlinux.org: Linux console tools development discussion.
Subscription information and archives.

Kbd is currently being maintained by Alexey Gladkov.
Please use the mailing list for contact.


All files in this package may be freely copied under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2, or at your option any later version - except possibly for the restrictions mentioned in the directory consolefonts.