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Xkbswitch-macosx

Console keyboard layout switcher for Mac OS X.

The utility for switching current layout in terminal. You can use it whenever you need that functionality (for example, for tmux statusline when one is running in fullscreen terminal). Also you can use it as auxilary utility for vim-xkbswitch plugin for changing the keyboard layout in Mac OS X. The utility should work on all versions of Mac OS X since 10.6.

Vim integration

For integration with vim-xkbswith you need to install this library and follow instructions from there.

Installation

For installation put executable file from bin directory in any directory in your $PATH variable. For example you can put it into /usr/local/bin with this command (if source files of utility in your Download directory):

$ cp ~/Download/xkbswitch-macosx/bin/xkbswitch /usr/local/bin

Usage:

xkbswitch -g|s [-n|e] [value]
where:
-g - get number of layout
-s - set layout by number of list of layouts
-n - code mode (default mode)
-e - string mode (combine it with -g|s to get current layout name or set layouts by its name)
-l - list all available keyboard layouts (their names)

Examples:

set layout:

$ ./xkbswitch -se RussianWin
$ ./xkbswitch -se US
$ ./xkbswitch -s 2
$ ./xkbswitch -s 1

get current layout:

$ ./xkbswitch -ge
$ ./xkbswitch -g

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 Alexander Myshov

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.