Generic AIX 1.3 Keyboard Mapping
(Your terminal choice may affect this!)
184.108.40.206 Special Keys
Some of the special keys are used in addition to, or in conjunction with, the regular typewriter-style keys on the keyboard.
220.127.116.11 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
Note: Some programs require
a line feed. If you get unusual information
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.