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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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setmetamode

setmetamode [options]

Display or set Meta key handling for the current virtual terminal. With no option, print the current Meta key mode. Otherwise, set the mode and display the setting before and after the change.

Options

esc, prefix, escprefix

Set the Meta key to send an escape sequence.

meta, bit, metabit

Set the Meta key to set the high-order bit of the character.


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