How can I change the keyboard layout to Dvorak on a mac, using the terminal? What is the defaults write setting for the keyboard layout?


This snippet did the trick for me. Note that I use Quicksilver to launch apps, so I remapped the keyboard shortcut for "switch input menu" from Cmd+Space to Option+Cmd+S.

osascript -e 'tell application "System Events"' \
          -e 'keystroke "s" using {command down, option down}' \
          -e 'end tell'

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