keytest(1) reports names of pressed keys


keytest [input_device_name]


keytest ESE Key Daemon is a multimedia keyboard driver for Linux. With the 2.6 kernel series it can also handle remote controls, as they are presented as keyboards. No kernel patch is required. It is a userspace program that pools /dev/input/event? interfaces for incoming keyboard key presses.


input (event) device; if given turns off autodetection of 1st keyboard device


/usr/sbin/esekeyd - main binary (daemon)
/usr/bin/keytest - program that reports names of pressed keys
/usr/bin/learnkeys - config file generator
/usr/share/man/man1/{esekeyd,keytest,learnkeys}.1(.gz) - manual pages


See the file TODO in the distribution for information on what remains to be done.

If you want to report a problem with the program, please send mail to this address: <[email protected]>.

Provide a detailed description of the bug, the version of the program you are running (run keytest without any parameters to display this information), the operating system you are running the program on and if the program crashes, I would appreciate a stack trace.


This program was written by Krzysztof Burghardt <[email protected]> and may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. There is ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY for this program.