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Linux: change keyboard layout on the fly

How can you change the keyboard layout (to QWERTY from QWERTZ) on the fly from a Linux shell?

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setxkbmap
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I'm not aware of any tool that changes keymap on-the-fly, but in at least debian it is possible to edit /etc/default/console-setup with your preferred map, and make the system reflect those changes by issuing /etc/init.d/hal restart.