Diffstat (limited to 'contrib/ncurses/man/terminfo.tail')
1 files changed, 15 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/contrib/ncurses/man/terminfo.tail b/contrib/ncurses/man/terminfo.tail
index 7b019db34856..65a83c990cf2 100644
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.\" $Id: terminfo.tail,v 1.29 1999/03/07 02:09:07 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: terminfo.tail,v 1.32 2000/04/15 20:04:58 tom Exp $
.\" Beginning of terminfo.tail file
@@ -310,7 +310,8 @@ The \fB%\fR encodings have the following meanings:
\s-1%% outputs `%'
as in \fBprintf\fP, flags are [-+#] and space
- %c print pop() gives %c
+ %c print pop() like %c in printf()
+ %s print pop() like %s in printf()
%p[1-9] push \fIi\fP'th parm
%P[a-z] set dynamic variable [a-z] to pop()
@@ -327,7 +328,7 @@ The \fB%\fR encodings have the following meanings:
%= %> %< logical operations: push(pop() op pop())
%A, %O logical and & or operations (for conditionals)
%! %~ unary operations push(op pop())
- %i add 1 to first two parms (for ANSI terminals)
+ %i add 1 to first two parameters (for ANSI terminals)
%? expr %t thenpart %e elsepart %;
if-then-else, %e elsepart is optional.
@@ -1326,16 +1327,20 @@ capabilities of the form \fBx\fR\fIx\fR.
.SS Similar Terminals
-If there are two very similar terminals,
-one can be defined as being just like the other with certain exceptions.
-The string capability \fBuse\fR can be given
-with the name of the similar terminal.
-The capabilities given before
+If there are two very similar terminals, one (the variant) can be defined as
+being just like the other (the base) with certain exceptions. In the
+definition of the variant, the string capability \fBuse\fR can be given with
+the name of the base terminal. The capabilities given before
-override those in the terminal type invoked by
+override those in the base type named by
.BR use .
+If there are multiple \fBuse\fR capabilities, they are merged in reverse order.
+That is, the rightmost \fBuse\fR reference is processed first, then the one to
+its left, and so forth. Capabilities given explicitly in the entry override
+those brought in by \fBuse\fR references.
A capability can be canceled by placing \fBxx@\fR to the left of the
-capability definition, where xx is the capability.
+use reference that imports it, where \fIxx\fP is the capability.
For example, the entry
2621-nl, smkx@, rmkx@, use=2621,
@@ -1425,10 +1430,6 @@ of terminfo (under HP-UX and AIX) which diverged from System V terminfo after
SVr1, and have added extension capabilities to the string table that (in the
binary format) collide with System V and XSI Curses extensions.
-The %x operator in parameterized strings is unique to the ncurses implementation
-of \fBtparm\fR (it is required in order to support an unfortunate choice of
-\fBinitc\fR format on the Linux console).
Some SVr4 \fBcurses\fR implementations, and all previous to SVr4, don't
interpret the %A and %O operators in parameter strings.