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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

setmetamode

Synopsis

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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