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2017-09-22 00:30:56 -04:00
2016-04-25 11:57:45 -04:00
2017-09-22 00:30:56 -04:00
uinput level keyboard mapper for linux, with advanced caps lock and shift swapping behavior
This is the only keymapper I am aware of capable of implementing this layout:
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The Problem
If you ever have mapped keys on linux, you know that there is the console keymap (loadkeys) and the X keymap (setxkbmap)
also things like SDL and Virtualbox grab the input directly and respect no maps. Lastly I want to revert to QWERTY when
holding ctrl so ctrl+c works just like normal, without remapping all programs to ctrl+j. Linux keymaps cannot do this either.
The Solution
1. Grab a keyboard device directly so only we can read events from it.
2. Create a new keyboard input device with uinput, this is identical to any other keyboard device to anything running on the box.
3. Read input_events from real device, map them, send them to our created device.
This solution is what rusty-keys implements, it works in ttys, in X, in virtualbox even running windows or whatever,
on SDL games, it will work literally everywhere, because rusty-keys just creates a regular keyboard.
How to run
When ran, it will read a keymap.toml file from your current working directory, refer to example and tweak to suit.
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Usage: rusty-keys [options]
-h, --help prints this help message
-v, --version prints the version
-d, --device DEVICE specify the keyboard input device file
-c, --config FILE specify the keymap config file to use
with only one keyboard attached:
with multiple keyboards, currently you must specify one:
`rusty-keys -d /dev/input/event0`
find all eligible keyboard devices like:
`grep -E 'Handlers|EV' /proc/bus/input/devices | grep -B1 120013 | grep -Eo event[0-9]+`
AGPLv3 for now, message me if you have a problem with this
Technically this is a re-implementation of a [previous]( [python]( [program](
I had been using for 3 years previously.