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+.\" $Id: tic.1m,v 1.25 1999/03/07 02:07:06 tom Exp $
+.TH tic 1M ""
+.ds n 5
+.ds d @DATADIR@/terminfo
+\fBtic\fR - the \fIterminfo\fR entry-description compiler
+The command \fBtic\fR translates a \fBterminfo\fR file from source
+format into compiled format. The compiled format is necessary for use with
+the library routines in \fBncurses\fR(3X).
+The results are normally placed in the system terminfo
+directory \fB\*d\fR. There are two ways to change this behavior.
+First, you may override the system default by setting the variable
+\fBTERMINFO\fR in your shell environment to a valid (existing) directory name.
+Secondly, if \fBtic\fR cannot get access to \fI\*d\fR or your TERMINFO
+directory, it looks for the directory \fI$HOME/.terminfo\fR; if that directory
+exists, the entry is placed there.
+Libraries that read terminfo entries are expected to check for a TERMINFO
+directory first, look at \fI$HOME/.terminfo\fR if TERMINFO is not set, and
+finally look in \fI\*d\fR.
+specifies to only check \fIfile\fR for errors, including syntax problems and
+bad use links. If you specify \fB-C\fR (\fB-I\fR) with this option, the code
+will print warnings 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
+specifies that (verbose) output be written to standard error trace
+information showing \fBtic\fR's progress. The optional integer
+\fIn\fR is a number from 1 to 10, inclusive, indicating the desired
+level of detail of information. If \fIn\fR is omitted, the default
+level is 1. If \fIn\fR is specified and greater than 1, the level of
+detail is increased.
+Write compiled entries to given directory. Overrides the TERMINFO environment
+specifies the width of the output.
+restricts the output to a single column
+Force source translation to termcap format. Note: this differs from the -C
+option of \fIinfocmp\fR(1M) in that it does not merely translate capability
+names, 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.
+Display constant literals in decimal form
+rather than their character equivalents.
+Force source translation to terminfo format.
+Force source translation to terminfo format
+using the long C variable names listed in <\fBterm.h\fR>
+Disable smart defaults.
+Normally, when translating from termcap to terminfo, the compiler makes
+a number of assumptions about the defaults of string capabilities
+\fBreset1_string\fR, \fBcarriage_return\fR, \fBcursor_left\fR,
+\fBcursor_down\fR, \fBscroll_forward\fR, \fBtab\fR, \fBnewline\fR,
+\fBkey_backspace\fR, \fBkey_left\fR, and \fBkey_down\fR, then attempts
+to use obsolete termcap capabilities to deduce correct values. It also
+normally suppresses output of obsolete termcap capabilities such as \fBbs\fR.
+This option forces a more literal translation that also preserves the
+Restrict output to a given subset. This option is for use with archaic
+versions of terminfo like those on SVr1, Ultrix, or HP/UX that don't support
+the full set of SVR4/XSI Curses terminfo; and outright broken ports like AIX 3.x
+that have their own extensions incompatible with SVr4/XSI. Available subsets
+are "SVr1", "Ultrix", "HP", "BSD" and "AIX"; see \fBterminfo\fR(\*n) for details.
+eliminates size-restrictions on the generated text.
+This is mainly useful for testing and analysis, since the compiled
+descriptions are limited (e.g., 1023 for termcap, 4096 for terminfo).
+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 up
+to version 1.3 or BSD termcap up to 4.3BSD) that doesn't handle multiple
+tc capabilities per entry.
+Limit writes and translations to the following comma-separated list of
+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 it.
+The option value is interpreted as a file containing the list if it
+contains a '/'.
+(Note: depending on how tic was compiled, this option may require -I or -C.)
+Display complex terminfo strings which contain if/then/else/endif expressions
+indented for readability.
+Display constant character literals in quoted form
+rather than their decimal equivalents.
+Summarize the compile by showing the directory into which entries
+are written, and the number of entries which are compiled.
+Treat unknown capabilities as user-defined.
+contains one or more \fBterminfo\fR terminal descriptions in source
+format [see \fBterminfo\fR(\*n)]. Each description in the file
+describes the capabilities of a particular terminal.
+The debug flag levels are as follows:
+Names of files created and linked
+Information related to the ``use'' facility
+Statistics from the hashing algorithm
+String-table memory allocations
+Entries into the string-table
+List of tokens encountered by scanner
+All values computed in construction of the hash table
+If n is not given, it is taken to be one.
+All but one of the capabilities recognized by \fBtic\fR are documented
+in \fBterminfo\fR(\*n). The exception is the \fBuse\fR capability.
+When a \fBuse\fR=\fIentry\fR-\fIname\fR field is discovered in a
+terminal entry currently being compiled, \fBtic\fR reads in the binary
+from \fB\*d\fR to complete the entry. (Entries created from
+\fIfile\fR will be used first. If the environment variable
+\fBTERMINFO\fR is set, that directory is searched instead of
+\fB\*d\fR.) \fBtic\fR duplicates the capabilities in
+\fIentry\fR-\fIname\fR for the current entry, with the exception of
+those capabilities that explicitly are defined in the current entry.
+When an entry, e.g., \fBentry_name_1\fR, contains a
+\fBuse=\fR\fIentry\fR_\fIname\fR_\fI2\fR field, any canceled
+capabilities in \fIentry\fR_\fIname\fR_\fI2\fR must also appear in
+\fBentry_name_1\fR before \fBuse=\fR for these capabilities to be
+canceled in \fBentry_name_1\fR.
+If the environment variable \fBTERMINFO\fR is set, the compiled
+results are placed there instead of \fB\*d\fR.
+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 long filenames, 14 characters otherwise)
+will be truncated to the maximum alias length and a warning message will be printed.
+There is some evidence that historic \fBtic\fR implementations treated
+description fields with no whitespace in them as additional aliases or
+short names. This \fBtic\fR does not do that, but it does warn when
+description fields may be treated that way and check them for dangerous
+Unlike the stock SVr4 \fBtic\fR 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 \fBterminfo\fR(\*n) 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 \fBuse\fR
+This implementation of \fBtic\fR will find \fBuse\fR targets anywhere
+in the source file, or anywhere in the file tree rooted at \fBTERMINFO\fR (if
+\fBTERMINFO\fR is defined), or in the user's \fI$HOME/.terminfo\fR directory
+(if it exists), or (finally) anywhere in the system's file tree of
+The error messages from this \fBtic\fR have the same format as GNU C
+error messages, and can be parsed by GNU Emacs's compile facility.
+are not supported under SVr4.
+The SVr4 -c mode does not report bad use links.
+System V does not compile entries to or read entries from your
+\fI$HOME/.terminfo\fR directory unless TERMINFO is explicitly set to it.
+Compiled terminal description database.
+.SH SEE ALSO
+\fBinfocmp\fR(1M), \fBcaptoinfo\fR(1M), \fBinfotocap\fR(1M), \fBtoe\fR(1M),
+.\"# The following sets edit modes for GNU EMACS
+.\"# Local Variables: