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Is there a way to dump the current keymap / keyboard layout, so it can be loaded on another host with xmodmap?

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This is in the xmodmap man page. Try the following switch:

   -pke    This  option indicates that the current keymap table should be printed on
           the standard output in the form of expressions that can be  fed  back  to
           xmodmap.

Redirect this to a file and Xmodmap can read this file to set the keymap. This only applies when using X. If you need something similar on the console, look at loadkeys.

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Also look at xkbcomp and setxkbmap.

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