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@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
.\"***************************************************************************
-.\" Copyright (c) 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2004,2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
.\" *
.\" Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a *
.\" copy of this software and associated documentation files (the *
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
.\" authorization. *
.\"***************************************************************************
.\"
-.\" $Id: terminfo.head,v 1.9 2000/08/13 01:56:40 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: terminfo.head,v 1.13 2006/05/13 15:35:45 tom Exp $
.TH TERMINFO 5 "" "" "File Formats"
.ds n 5
.ds d @TERMINFO@
@@ -45,11 +45,13 @@ and libraries such as
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.
+This describes \fBncurses\fR
+version @NCURSES_MAJOR@.@NCURSES_MINOR@ (patch @NCURSES_PATCH@).
.PP
Entries in
.I terminfo
consist of a sequence of `,' separated fields (embedded commas may be
-escaped with a backslash or notated as \e072).
+escaped with a backslash or notated as \e054).
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.
@@ -59,6 +61,16 @@ 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
+Lines beginning with a `#' in the first column are treated as comments.
+While comment lines are legal at any point, the output of \fIcaptoinfo\fP
+and \fIinfotocap\fP (aliases for \fItic\fP)
+will move comments so they occur only between entries.
+.PP
+Newlines and leading tabs may be used for formatting entries for readability.
+These are removed from parsed entries.
+The \fIinfocmp\ -f\fP option relies on this to format if-then-else expressions:
+the result can be read by \fItic\fP.
+.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