KEYMAN is a simple macro recorder which is installed as a memory
resident program that allows simple (re)definition of keys.
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KEYMAN can only be loaded if XKEYB is already resident in memory.
It is activated by a Hotkey (F11 by default). After activation KEYMAN
will pop up a window on the display. Now you can either press a key to
which you want to assign a new macro, or press the Hotkey again to
If you pressed a key which already had a macro assigned to it, the
current macro will be printed in the window. This macro can be edited by
using the BACKSPACE key to erase the displayed keystrokes (to include a
BACKSPACE keystroke as part of the macro, press ALT and "8" on the
numeric keypad). After pressing the Hotkey again the macro will be
allocated and the window will disappear.
If the key you pressed did NOT already have a macro assigned to it,
that key will be defaulted as the first keystroke of the macro
(i.e. if you pressed CTRL-D, the macro will initially consist of the
If the new macro consisted of more than one character, an XString will
be automatically created and assigned to the key (if enough XString
space was allocated via the /Xnn switch when XKEYB was installed).
If you pressed the Hotkey after the activation of KEYMAN, KEYMAN will
ask you to press the new Hotkey. After pressing a key the window will
disappear and the key pressed will become the new Hotkey.
If you want to save an interactively created key allocation, then you
can do this by using the command LISTXDEF >xyz.KEY
KEYMAN comes with the packet XKEYB.
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Please read this command's lsm file also.
You will find the updated version (internet) here and
the version described in this manual page here.
The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
the download site, and some other command related information.
Copyright © 2002-2003 Aitor SANTAMARIA MERINO, updated 2008
by W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.