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+.\"***************************************************************************
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+.\" $Id: terminfo.head,v 1.8 1998/03/11 21:12:53 juergen Exp $
+.TH TERMINFO 5 "" "" "File Formats"
+.ds n 5
+.ds d @DATADIR@/terminfo
+.SH NAME
+terminfo \- terminal capability data base
+.SH SYNOPSIS
+\*d/*/*
+.SH DESCRIPTION
+.I Terminfo
+is a data base describing terminals, used by screen-oriented programs such as
+\fBnvi\fR(1),
+\fBrogue\fR(1)
+and libraries such as
+\fBcurses\fR(3X).
+.I Terminfo
+describes terminals by giving a set of capabilities which they
+have, by specifying how to perform screen operations, and by
+specifying padding requirements and initialization sequences.
+.PP
+Entries in
+.I terminfo
+consist of a sequence of `,' separated fields (embedded commas may be
+escaped with a backslash or notated as \e072).
+White space after the `,' separator is ignored.
+The first entry for each terminal gives the names which are known for the
+terminal, separated by `|' characters.
+The first name given is the most common abbreviation for the terminal,
+the last name given should be a long name fully identifying the terminal,
+and all others are understood as synonyms for the terminal name.
+All names but the last should be in lower case and contain no blanks;
+the last name may well contain upper case and blanks for readability.
+.PP
+Terminal names (except for the last, verbose entry) should
+be chosen using the following conventions.
+The particular piece of hardware making up the terminal should
+have a root name, thus ``hp2621''.
+This name should not contain hyphens.
+Modes that the hardware can be in, or user preferences, should
+be indicated by appending a hyphen and a mode suffix.
+Thus, a vt100 in 132 column mode would be vt100-w.
+The following suffixes should be used where possible:
+.PP
+.TS
+center ;
+l c l
+l l l.
+\fBSuffix Meaning Example\fP
+-\fInn\fP Number of lines on the screen aaa-60
+-\fIn\fPp Number of pages of memory c100-4p
+-am With automargins (usually the default) vt100-am
+-m Mono mode; suppress color ansi-m
+-mc Magic cookie; spaces when highlighting wy30-mc
+-na No arrow keys (leave them in local) c100-na
+-nam Without automatic margins vt100-nam
+-nl No status line att4415-nl
+-ns No status line hp2626-ns
+-rv Reverse video c100-rv
+-s Enable status line vt100-s
+-vb Use visible bell instead of beep wy370-vb
+-w Wide mode (> 80 columns, usually 132) vt100-w
+.TE
+.PP
+For more on terminal naming conventions, see the \fBterm(7)\fR manual page.
+.SS Capabilities
+.\" Head of terminfo man page ends here
+.ps -1