Linux: X11 Keyboard Key Names

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X11 Keysym Names

Here's the common ones:

How to Find keycode / keysym of a Key?

linux xev x11 keycode keysym
In terminal, type xev, then press key to find that key's X11 keycode and keysym.

to quit, mouse click on the close box of the popup window.

If you don't know what's keycode / keysym, see: Linux: xmodmap Tutorial

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