Uses old Rust 2015
|0.0.2||Nov 7, 2017|
|0.0.1||Sep 22, 2017|
#528 in Unix APIs
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:
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.
- Grab a keyboard device directly so only we can read events from it.
- Create a new keyboard input device with uinput, this is identical to any other keyboard device to anything running on the box.
- 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.
Usage: rusty-keys [options] 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]+
For using the systemd unit with by-id or by-path:
$ systemd-escape --template=rusty-keys@.service by-id/usb-04c8_USB_Keyboard-event-kbd rusty-keys@by\x2did-usb\x2d04c8_USB_Keyboard\x2devent\x2dkbd.service
How to install
cargo install rusty-keys
- Arch Linux AUR PKGBUILD
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.