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captoinfo




SYNOPSIS

       captoinfo [-vn width]  [-V] [-1] [-w width] file . . .


DESCRIPTION

       captoinfo looks in file  for  termcap  descriptions.   For
       each  one  found,  an  equivalent  terminfo description is
       written to standard output.  Termcap tc  capabilities  are
       translated directly to terminfo use capabilities.

       If no file is given, then the environment variable TERMCAP
       is used for the filename or entry.  If TERMCAP is  a  full
       pathname to a file, only the terminal whose name is speci­
       fied in the environment variable TERM  is  extracted  from
       that  file.   If  the  environment variable TERMCAP is not
       set, then the file /usr/share/terminfo is read.

       -v   print out tracing information on  standard  error  as
            the program runs.

       -V   print  out the version of the program in use on stan­
            dard error and exit.

       -1   cause the fields to print out one to a line.   Other­
            wise, the fields will be printed several to a line to
            a maximum width of 60 characters.

       -w   change the output to width characters.


FILES

       /usr/share/terminfo Compiled     terminal      description
                           database.


TRANSLATIONS FROM NONSTANDARD CAPABILITIES

       Some  obsolete nonstandard capabilities will automatically
       be translated into  standard  (SVr4/XSI  Curses)  terminfo
       capabilities  by  captoinfo.   Whenever one of these auto­
       matic translations is done,  the  program  will  issue  an
       notification to stderr, inviting the user to check that it
       has not mistakenly translated  a  completely  unknown  and
       random capability and/or syntax error.

       Nonstd   Std    From           Terminfo
        name    name                 capability
       -----------------------------------------------
       BO       mr     AT&T    enter_reverse_mode
       CI       vi     AT&T    cursor_invisible
       CV       ve     AT&T    cursor_normal
       DS       mh     AT&T    enter_dim_mode
       EE       me     AT&T    exit_attribute_mode
       FE       LF     AT&T    label_on
       FL       LO     AT&T    label_off
       KB       F1     Tek     key_f11
       KC       F2     Tek     key_f12
       KD       F3     Tek     key_f13
       KE       F4     Tek     key_f14
       KF       F5     Tek     key_f15
       BC       Sb     Tek     set_background
       FC       Sf     Tek     set_foreground
       HS       mh     Iris    enter_dim_mode

       XENIX  termcap  also used to have a set of extension capa­
       bilities for forms drawing, designed to take advantage  of
       the IBM PC high-half graphics.  They were as follows:

       Cap          Graphic
       -----------------------------
       G2    upper left
       G3    lower left
       G1    upper right
       G4    lower right
       GR    pointing right
       GL    pointing left
       GU    pointing up
       GD    pointing down
       GH    horizontal line
       GV    vertical line
       GC    intersection
       G6    upper left
       G7    lower left
       G5    upper right
       G8    lower right
       Gr    tee pointing right
       Gr    tee pointing left
       Gu    tee pointing up
       Gd    tee pointing down
       Gh    horizontal line
       Gv    vertical line
       Gc    intersection
       GG    acs magic cookie count

       If  the  single-line  capabilities occur in an entry, they
       will automatically be composed into an acsc  string.   The
       double-line capabilities and GG are discarded with a warn­
       ing message.

       IBM's AIX has a terminfo facility descended from SVr1 ter­
       minfo but incompatible with the SVr4 format. The following
       AIX extensions are automatically translated:

        IBM    XSI
       -------------
       ksel    kslt
       kbtab   kcbt
       This utility is actually a link to tic(1M), running in  -I
       mode.  You can use other tic options such as -f and  -x.

       The  trace  option isn't identical to SVr4's.  Under SVr4,
       instead of following the -v with  a  trace  level  n,  you
       repeat it n times.


SEE ALSO

       ncurses(3NCURSES), infocmp(1), terminfo(5)


AUTHOR

       Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>

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