AIX Keyboard

Generic AIX 1.3 Keyboard Mapping (Your terminal choice may affect this!)

NOTE: EZ12HMST.BOO, AIX for PS/2 and S/370: Using the Operating System. has a bad illustration (basis for this). I have the printed version, and I still cannot make out the bottom symbol of the keys with left bracket, right bracket, and pipe (more).
Action is the right Ctrl key.
No idea what the "0" key is in the upper left, used to be the "~" tilde.

Rick Ekblaw opined:
> Anyhow, the characters under the the "{" and "|" keys are clearly "X" (perhaps denoting "no function" -- the book does not specify). The character under the "}" key is clearly a double quote, this one slanting from top left to bottom right, while the double quote above the single quote slants from bottom left to top right.  In the publishing business, these would be the "opening" and "closing" double quotes, and the typeset looks like double nines (99) with the closed section filled in solid black for the "closing" quotes, and the "opening" quotes look like double sixes (66) with the closed section filled in solid black.  The double quotes in the printed copyof the book follow this style.  I would guess that the slashed zero (shifted key to the left of the "1" key) would be used to specify
a slashed zero in printing on those printers that support two representations of zero. Special Keys

   Some of the special keys are used in addition to, or in conjunction with, the regular typewriter-style keys on the keyboard. 

Key       Action
Ctrl      Used with other keys for special functions.  Ctrl-D, for 
             example, logs you off the system.
Enter     Sends your typed input from keyboard to system and moves the
             cursor from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.
Esc       Ends certain system activities.  Use with other keys 
             for special functions.
Cursor Right   Moves cursor right one character at a  time.
Cursor Up      Moves the cursor up one line at a time.
Cursor Down    Moves the cursor down one line at a time. Performing Special Functions

   To perform certain functions, you must often use two or more keys together.  For example, to log out of the AIX Operating System, you can send the END OF FILE signal.  To do so, you press and hold the Ctrl key and then press the D key.

The names of special functions are printed in this book in all uppercase letters.  Following is a list 
of the special functions and the IBM PS/2 Keyboard keys you press to use them.

Special Function        Keys Used
END OF FILE             Ctrl-D
INTERRUPT               Del
NEXT WINDOW             Alt-Action
RESUME OUTPUT           Ctrl-Q
STOP OUTPUT             Ctrl-S
HORIZONTAL TAB          Ctrl-I
CARRIAGE RETURN         Ctrl-M (same function as Enter)
LINE FEED               Ctrl-J
CHARACTER KILL          Shift-#
WORD KILL               Ctrl-W
LINE KILL               Shift-@

Note:  Some programs require a line feed.  If you get unusual information
       on the screen or the system does not respond when you press Enter,
       see stty in AIX Operating System Commands Reference for information
       about setting the characteristics of your display station.

   The keys you press to obtain special functions vary depending upon the type of terminal or computer that you are using.  The INTERRUPT function listed earlier can be used to illustrate this variability.  For example, an ASCII terminal may have a keyboard with a key named Del, Delete, or Rubout that you can use to interrupt a running process.  If you are using a machine that is emulating an ASCII terminal when it connects to AIX, you probably use one of these keys.  On a PS/2, however, you would use the Ctrl-Backspace combination, while on most other machines you would use Ctrl-C or Ctrl-?.  This book uses the default value of the INTERRUPT function, which is Del.  Your keyboard may use one of the other values.

   AIX allows the system administrator to reconfigure these key sequences quite easily. Consequently, your workstation may have been reconfigured so that your keyboard functions according to a standard in use within your industry or organization.  If you do not get the expected results when you press one of the function keys recommended by this book, your terminal or computer may be configured for a different key sequence.  Ask your system  administrator for help.  If you are using a  VT100 terminal or terminal emulation from a personal computer, consult your VT100 user's manual.  If you are using a 3270 type display station,  such as a 3278, consult the user's manual for that display station. 

Note:  You can change many of the features of your PS/2.  The display can show a variety of colors, line lengths and fonts.  The keyboard offers a variety of delay rates and repetition rates.  You can open multiple AIX sessions with a feature called Virtual Terminals. Controlling these features is explained in Managing the AIX Operating System.

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