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</PRE>
<H2>SYNOPSIS</H2><PRE>
- <STRONG>tic</STRONG> [<STRONG>-1CGILNTUVacfgrstx</STRONG>] [<STRONG>-e</STRONG> <EM>names</EM>] [<STRONG>-o</STRONG> <EM>dir</EM>] [<STRONG>-R</STRONG> <EM>subset</EM>]
- [<STRONG>-v</STRONG>[<EM>n</EM>]] [<STRONG>-w</STRONG>[<EM>n</EM>]] <EM>file</EM>
+ <STRONG>tic</STRONG> [<STRONG>-01CDGIKLNTUVacfgrstx</STRONG>] [<STRONG>-e</STRONG> <EM>names</EM>] [<STRONG>-o</STRONG> <EM>dir</EM>] [<STRONG>-R</STRONG> <EM>sub-</EM>
+ <EM>set</EM>] [<STRONG>-v</STRONG>[<EM>n</EM>]] [<STRONG>-w</STRONG>[<EM>n</EM>]] <EM>file</EM>
</PRE>
<H2>DESCRIPTION</H2><PRE>
- The command <STRONG>tic</STRONG> translates a <STRONG>terminfo</STRONG> file from source
+ The <STRONG>tic</STRONG> command translates a <STRONG>terminfo</STRONG> file from source
format into compiled format. The compiled format is nec-
essary for use with the library routines in <STRONG><A HREF="ncurses.3x.html">ncurses(3x)</A></STRONG>.
+ As described in <STRONG><A HREF="term.5.html">term(5)</A></STRONG>, the database may be either a
+ directory tree (one file per terminal entry) or a hashed
+ database (one record per entry). The <STRONG>tic</STRONG> command writes
+ only one type of entry, depending on how it was built:
+
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> For directory trees, the top-level directory, e.g.,
+ /usr/share/terminfo, specifies the location of the
+ database.
+
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> For hashed databases, a filename is needed. If the
+ given file is not found by that name, but can be found
+ by adding the suffix ".db", then that is used.
+
+ The default name for the hashed database is the same
+ as the default directory name (only adding a ".db"
+ suffix).
+
+ In either case (directory or hashed database), <STRONG>tic</STRONG> will
+ create the container if it does not exist. For a direc-
+ tory, this would be the "terminfo" leaf, versus a "ter-
+ minfo.db" file.
+
The results are normally placed in the system terminfo
- directory <STRONG>/usr/share/terminfo</STRONG>. There are two ways to
- change this behavior.
+ database <STRONG>/usr/share/terminfo</STRONG>. The compiled terminal
+ description can be placed in a different terminfo data-
+ base. There are two ways to achieve this:
- First, you may override the system default by setting the
- variable <STRONG>TERMINFO</STRONG> in your shell environment to a valid
- (existing) directory name.
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> First, you may override the system default either by
+ using the <STRONG>-o</STRONG> option, or by setting the variable <STRONG>TER-</STRONG>
+ <STRONG>MINFO</STRONG> in your shell environment to a valid database
+ location.
- Secondly, if <STRONG>tic</STRONG> cannot get access to <EM>/usr/share/terminfo</EM>
- or your TERMINFO directory, it looks for the directory
- <EM>$HOME/.terminfo</EM>; if that directory exists, the entry is
- placed there.
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> Secondly, if <STRONG>tic</STRONG> cannot write in <EM>/usr/share/terminfo</EM>
+ or the location specified using your TERMINFO vari-
+ able, it looks for the directory <EM>$HOME/.terminfo</EM> (or
+ hashed database <EM>$HOME/.terminfo.db)</EM>; if that location
+ exists, the entry is placed there.
Libraries that read terminfo entries are expected to check
- for a TERMINFO directory first, look at <EM>$HOME/.terminfo</EM> if
- TERMINFO is not set, and finally look in <EM>/usr/share/ter-</EM>
- <EM>minfo</EM>.
+ in succession
+
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> a location specified with the TERMINFO environment
+ variable,
+
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> <EM>$HOME/.terminfo</EM>,
+
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> directories listed in the TERMINFO_DIRS environment
+ variable,
+
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> a compiled-in list of directories
+ (/usr/local/ncurses/share/terminfo:/usr/share/ter-
+ minfo), and
+
+ <STRONG>o</STRONG> the system terminfo database (<EM>/usr/share/terminfo</EM>).
+
+ <STRONG>OPTIONS</STRONG>
+ <STRONG>-0</STRONG> restricts the output to a single line
<STRONG>-1</STRONG> restricts the output to a single column
<STRONG>-a</STRONG> tells <STRONG>tic</STRONG> to retain commented-out capabilities
rather than discarding them. Capabilities are com-
- mented by prefixing them with a period. This sets
- the <STRONG>-x</STRONG> option, because it treats the commented-out
- entries as user-defined names. If the source is
- termcap, accept the 2-character names required by
+ mented by prefixing them with a period. This sets
+ the <STRONG>-x</STRONG> option, because it treats the commented-out
+ entries as user-defined names. If the source is
+ termcap, accept the 2-character names required by
version 6. Otherwise these are ignored.
- <STRONG>-C</STRONG> Force source translation to termcap format. Note:
- this differs from the <STRONG>-C</STRONG> option of <STRONG><A HREF="infocmp.1m.html">infocmp(1m)</A></STRONG> in
+ <STRONG>-C</STRONG> Force source translation to termcap format. Note:
+ this differs from the <STRONG>-C</STRONG> option of <STRONG><A HREF="infocmp.1m.html">infocmp(1m)</A></STRONG> in
that it does not merely translate capability names,
- but also translates terminfo strings to termcap
+ but also translates terminfo strings to termcap
format. Capabilities that are not translatable are
- left in the entry under their terminfo names but
- commented out with two preceding dots.
-
- <STRONG>-c</STRONG> tells <STRONG>tic</STRONG> to only check <EM>file</EM> for errors, including
- syntax problems and bad use links. If you specify
+ left in the entry under their terminfo names but
+ commented out with two preceding dots. The actual
+ format used incorporates some improvements for
+ escaped characters from terminfo format. For a
+ stricter BSD-compatible translation, add the <STRONG>-K</STRONG>
+ option.
+
+ <STRONG>-c</STRONG> tells <STRONG>tic</STRONG> to only check <EM>file</EM> for errors, including
+ syntax problems and bad use links. If you specify
<STRONG>-C</STRONG> (<STRONG>-I</STRONG>) with this option, the code will print warn-
ings about entries which, after use resolution, are
- more than 1023 (4096) bytes long. Due to a fixed
- buffer length in older termcap libraries (and a
- documented limit in terminfo), these entries may
- cause core dumps.
+ more than 1023 (4096) bytes long. Due to a fixed
+ buffer length in older termcap libraries, as well
+ as buggy checking for the buffer length (and a doc-
+ umented limit in terminfo), these entries may cause
+ core dumps with other implementations.
+
+ <STRONG>-D</STRONG> tells <STRONG>tic</STRONG> to print the database locations that it
+ knows about, and exit. The first location shown is
+ the one to which it would write compiled terminal
+ descriptions. If <STRONG>tic</STRONG> is not able to find a
+ writable database location according to the rules
+ summarized above, it will print a diagnostic and
+ exit with an error rather than printing a list of
+ database locations.
<STRONG>-e</STRONG> <EM>names</EM>
- Limit writes and translations to the following
- comma-separated list of terminals. If any name or
+ Limit writes and translations to the following
+ comma-separated list of terminals. If any name or
alias of a terminal matches one of the names in the
- list, the entry will be written or translated as
- normal. Otherwise no output will be generated for
+ list, the entry will be written or translated as
+ normal. Otherwise no output will be generated for
it. The option value is interpreted as a file con-
- taining the list if it contains a '/'. (Note:
- depending on how tic was compiled, this option may
+ taining the list if it contains a '/'. (Note:
+ depending on how tic was compiled, this option may
require <STRONG>-I</STRONG> or <STRONG>-C</STRONG>.)
<STRONG>-f</STRONG> Display complex terminfo strings which contain
- if/then/else/endif expressions indented for read-
+ if/then/else/endif expressions indented for read-
ability.
- <STRONG>-G</STRONG> Display constant literals in decimal form rather
+ <STRONG>-G</STRONG> Display constant literals in decimal form rather
than their character equivalents.
- <STRONG>-g</STRONG> Display constant character literals in quoted form
+ <STRONG>-g</STRONG> Display constant character literals in quoted form
rather than their decimal equivalents.
<STRONG>-I</STRONG> Force source translation to terminfo format.
+ <STRONG>-K</STRONG> Suppress some longstanding ncurses extensions to
+ termcap format, e.g., "\s" for space.
+
<STRONG>-L</STRONG> Force source translation to terminfo format using
the long C variable names listed in &lt;<STRONG>term.h</STRONG>&gt;
@@ -145,8 +202,8 @@
This option forces a more literal translation that
also preserves the obsolete capabilities.
- <STRONG>-o</STRONG><EM>dir</EM> Write compiled entries to given directory. Over-
- rides the TERMINFO environment variable.
+ <STRONG>-o</STRONG><EM>dir</EM> Write compiled entries to given database location.
+ Overrides the TERMINFO environment variable.
<STRONG>-R</STRONG><EM>subset</EM>
Restrict output to a given subset. This option is
@@ -160,15 +217,15 @@
<STRONG>-r</STRONG> Force entry resolution (so there are no remaining
tc capabilities) even when doing translation to
- termcap format. This may be needed if you are
- preparing a termcap file for a termcap library
- (such as GNU termcap through version 1.3 or BSD
- termcap through 4.3BSD) that does not handle multi-
- ple tc capabilities per entry.
+ termcap format. This may be needed if you are pre-
+ paring a termcap file for a termcap library (such
+ as GNU termcap through version 1.3 or BSD termcap
+ through 4.3BSD) that does not handle multiple tc
+ capabilities per entry.
- <STRONG>-s</STRONG> Summarize the compile by showing the directory into
- which entries are written, and the number of
- entries which are compiled.
+ <STRONG>-s</STRONG> Summarize the compile by showing the database loca-
+ tion into which entries are written, and the number
+ of entries which are compiled.
<STRONG>-T</STRONG> eliminates size-restrictions on the generated text.
This is mainly useful for testing and analysis,
@@ -195,41 +252,48 @@
1. If <EM>n</EM> is specified and greater than 1, the level
of detail is increased.
- <STRONG>-w</STRONG><EM>n</EM> specifies the width of the output. The parameter is
- optional. If it is omitted, it defaults to 60.
+ The debug flag levels are as follows:
- <STRONG>-x</STRONG> Treat unknown capabilities as user-defined. That is,
- if you supply a capability name which <STRONG>tic</STRONG> does not
- recognize, it will infer its type (boolean, number or
- string) from the syntax and make an extended table
- entry for that. User-defined capability strings
- whose name begins with ``k'' are treated as function
- keys.
+ 1 Names of files created and linked
- <EM>file</EM> contains one or more <STRONG>terminfo</STRONG> terminal descriptions
- in source format [see <STRONG><A HREF="terminfo.5.html">terminfo(5)</A></STRONG>]. Each description
- in the file describes the capabilities of a particu-
- lar terminal.
+ 2 Information related to the "use" facility
- The debug flag levels are as follows:
+ 3 Statistics from the hashing algorithm
- 1 Names of files created and linked
+ 5 String-table memory allocations
- 2 Information related to the ``use'' facility
+ 7 Entries into the string-table
- 3 Statistics from the hashing algorithm
+ 8 List of tokens encountered by scanner
- 5 String-table memory allocations
+ 9 All values computed in construction of the
+ hash table
- 7 Entries into the string-table
+ If the debug level <EM>n</EM> is not given, it is taken to be
+ one.
- 8 List of tokens encountered by scanner
+ <STRONG>-w</STRONG><EM>n</EM> specifies the width of the output. The parameter is
+ optional. If it is omitted, it defaults to 60.
- 9 All values computed in construction of the hash ta-
- ble
+ <STRONG>-x</STRONG> Treat unknown capabilities as user-defined. That is,
+ if you supply a capability name which <STRONG>tic</STRONG> does not
+ recognize, it will infer its type (boolean, number or
+ string) from the syntax and make an extended table
+ entry for that. User-defined capability strings
+ whose name begins with "k" are treated as function
+ keys.
+
+ <STRONG>PARAMETERS</STRONG>
+ <EM>file</EM> contains one or more <STRONG>terminfo</STRONG> terminal descriptions
+ in source format [see <STRONG><A HREF="terminfo.5.html">terminfo(5)</A></STRONG>]. Each descrip-
+ tion in the file describes the capabilities of a
+ particular terminal.
- If the debug level <EM>n</EM> is not given, it is taken to be one.
+ If <EM>file</EM> is "-", then the data is read from the
+ standard input. The <EM>file</EM> parameter may also be the
+ path of a character-device.
+ <STRONG>PROCESSING</STRONG>
All but one of the capabilities recognized by <STRONG>tic</STRONG> are doc-
umented in <STRONG><A HREF="terminfo.5.html">terminfo(5)</A></STRONG>. The exception is the <STRONG>use</STRONG> capabil-
ity.
@@ -237,10 +301,8 @@
When a <STRONG>use</STRONG>=<EM>entry</EM>-<EM>name</EM> field is discovered in a terminal
entry currently being compiled, <STRONG>tic</STRONG> reads in the binary
from <STRONG>/usr/share/terminfo</STRONG> to complete the entry. (Entries
- created from <EM>file</EM> will be used first. If the environment
- variable <STRONG>TERMINFO</STRONG> is set, that directory is searched
- instead of <STRONG>/usr/share/terminfo</STRONG>.) <STRONG>tic</STRONG> duplicates the capa-
- bilities in <EM>entry</EM>-<EM>name</EM> for the current entry, with the
+ created from <EM>file</EM> will be used first. <STRONG>tic</STRONG> duplicates the
+ capabilities in <EM>entry</EM>-<EM>name</EM> for the current entry, with the
exception of those capabilities that explicitly are
defined in the current entry.
@@ -249,52 +311,49 @@
<EM>entry</EM>_<EM>name</EM>_<EM>2</EM> must also appear in <STRONG>entry_name_1</STRONG> before <STRONG>use=</STRONG>
for these capabilities to be canceled in <STRONG>entry_name_1</STRONG>.
- If the environment variable <STRONG>TERMINFO</STRONG> is set, the compiled
- results are placed there instead of <STRONG>/usr/share/terminfo</STRONG>.
-
Total compiled entries cannot exceed 4096 bytes. The name
- field cannot exceed 512 bytes. Terminal names exceeding
- the maximum alias length (32 characters on systems with
+ field cannot exceed 512 bytes. Terminal names exceeding
+ the maximum alias length (32 characters on systems with
long filenames, 14 characters otherwise) will be truncated
- to the maximum alias length and a warning message will be
+ to the maximum alias length and a warning message will be
printed.
</PRE>
<H2>COMPATIBILITY</H2><PRE>
- There is some evidence that historic <STRONG>tic</STRONG> implementations
- treated description fields with no whitespace in them as
- additional aliases or short names. This <STRONG>tic</STRONG> does not do
- that, but it does warn when description fields may be
- treated that way and check them for dangerous characters.
+ There is some evidence that historic <STRONG>tic</STRONG> implementations
+ treated description fields with no whitespace in them as
+ additional aliases or short names. This <STRONG>tic</STRONG> does not do
+ that, but it does warn when description fields may be
+ treated that way and check them for dangerous characters.
</PRE>
<H2>EXTENSIONS</H2><PRE>
- Unlike the stock SVr4 <STRONG>tic</STRONG> command, this implementation can
- actually compile termcap sources. In fact, entries in
- terminfo and termcap syntax can be mixed in a single
- source file. See <STRONG><A HREF="terminfo.5.html">terminfo(5)</A></STRONG> for the list of termcap
- names taken to be equivalent to terminfo names.
+ Unlike the SVr4 <STRONG>tic</STRONG> command, this implementation can actu-
+ ally compile termcap sources. In fact, entries in ter-
+ minfo and termcap syntax can be mixed in a single source
+ file. See <STRONG><A HREF="terminfo.5.html">terminfo(5)</A></STRONG> for the list of termcap names taken
+ to be equivalent to terminfo names.
The SVr4 manual pages are not clear on the resolution
rules for <STRONG>use</STRONG> capabilities. This implementation of <STRONG>tic</STRONG>
will find <STRONG>use</STRONG> targets anywhere in the source file, or any-
where in the file tree rooted at <STRONG>TERMINFO</STRONG> (if <STRONG>TERMINFO</STRONG> is
- defined), or in the user's <EM>$HOME/.terminfo</EM> directory (if
- it exists), or (finally) anywhere in the system's file
- tree of compiled entries.
+ defined), or in the user's <EM>$HOME/.terminfo</EM> database (if it
+ exists), or (finally) anywhere in the system's file tree
+ of compiled entries.
The error messages from this <STRONG>tic</STRONG> have the same format as
GNU C error messages, and can be parsed by GNU Emacs's
compile facility.
- The <STRONG>-C</STRONG>, <STRONG>-G</STRONG>, <STRONG>-I</STRONG>, <STRONG>-N</STRONG>, <STRONG>-R</STRONG>, <STRONG>-T</STRONG>, <STRONG>-V</STRONG>, <STRONG>-a</STRONG>, <STRONG>-e</STRONG>, <STRONG>-f</STRONG>, <STRONG>-g</STRONG>, <STRONG>-o</STRONG>, <STRONG>-r</STRONG>,
- <STRONG>-s</STRONG>, <STRONG>-t</STRONG> and <STRONG>-x</STRONG> options are not supported under SVr4. The
- SVr4 <STRONG>-c</STRONG> mode does not report bad use links.
+ The <STRONG>-0</STRONG>, <STRONG>-1</STRONG>, <STRONG>-C</STRONG>, <STRONG>-G</STRONG>, <STRONG>-I</STRONG>, <STRONG>-N</STRONG>, <STRONG>-R</STRONG>, <STRONG>-T</STRONG>, <STRONG>-V</STRONG>, <STRONG>-a</STRONG>, <STRONG>-e</STRONG>, <STRONG>-f</STRONG>, <STRONG>-g</STRONG>,
+ <STRONG>-o</STRONG>, <STRONG>-r</STRONG>, <STRONG>-s</STRONG>, <STRONG>-t</STRONG> and <STRONG>-x</STRONG> options are not supported under
+ SVr4. The SVr4 <STRONG>-c</STRONG> mode does not report bad use links.
System V does not compile entries to or read entries from
- your <EM>$HOME/.terminfo</EM> directory unless TERMINFO is explic-
+ your <EM>$HOME/.terminfo</EM> database unless TERMINFO is explic-
itly set to it.
@@ -307,9 +366,9 @@
</PRE>
<H2>SEE ALSO</H2><PRE>
<STRONG><A HREF="infocmp.1m.html">infocmp(1m)</A></STRONG>, <STRONG><A HREF="captoinfo.1m.html">captoinfo(1m)</A></STRONG>, <STRONG><A HREF="infotocap.1m.html">infotocap(1m)</A></STRONG>, <STRONG><A HREF="toe.1m.html">toe(1m)</A></STRONG>,
- <STRONG><A HREF="ncurses.3x.html">curses(3x)</A></STRONG>, <STRONG><A HREF="terminfo.5.html">terminfo(5)</A></STRONG>.
+ <STRONG><A HREF="ncurses.3x.html">curses(3x)</A></STRONG>, <STRONG><A HREF="term.5.html">term(5)</A></STRONG>. <STRONG><A HREF="terminfo.5.html">terminfo(5)</A></STRONG>.
- This describes <STRONG>ncurses</STRONG> version 5.9 (patch 20110404).
+ This describes <STRONG>ncurses</STRONG> version 5.9 (patch 20131221).
</PRE>