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captoinfo 1m



captoinfo(1m)                                             captoinfo(1m)




NAME

       captoinfo  - convert a termcap description into a terminfo
       description


SYNOPSIS

       captoinfo [-vn width]  [-V] [-1] [-w width] file . . .


DESCRIPTION

       captoinfo looks  in  each  given  text  file  for  termcap
       descriptions.   For each one found, an equivalent terminfo
       description is written to  standard  output.   Termcap  tc
       capabilities are translated directly to terminfo use capa-
       bilities.

       If no file is given, then the environment variable TERMCAP
       is  used  for the filename or entry.  If TERMCAP is a full
       pathname to a file, only the terminal whose name is speci-
       fied  in  the  environment variable TERM is extracted from
       that file.  If the environment  variable  TERMCAP  is  not
       set, then the file /usr/share/terminfo is read.

       -v   print  out  tracing  information on standard error as
            the program runs.

       -V   print out the version of the program in use on  stan-
            dard error and exit.

       -1   cause  the fields to print out one to a line.  Other-
            wise, the fields will be printed several to a line to
            a maximum width of 60 characters.

       -w   change the output to width characters.


FILES

       /usr/share/terminfo Compiled  terminal  description  data-
                           base.


TRANSLATIONS FROM NONSTANDARD CAPABILITIES

       Some obsolete nonstandard capabilities will  automatically
       be  translated  into  standard  (SVr4/XSI Curses) terminfo
       capabilities by captoinfo.  Whenever one  of  these  auto-
       matic  translations  is  done,  the  program will issue an
       notification to stderr, inviting the user to check that it
       has  not  mistakenly  translated  a completely unknown and
       random capability and/or syntax error.

       Nonstd   Std    From           Terminfo
        name    name                 capability
       -----------------------------------------------
       BO       mr     AT&T    enter_reverse_mode
       CI       vi     AT&T    cursor_invisible
       CV       ve     AT&T    cursor_normal
       DS       mh     AT&T    enter_dim_mode
       EE       me     AT&T    exit_attribute_mode
       FE       LF     AT&T    label_on
       FL       LO     AT&T    label_off
       XS       mk     AT&T    enter_secure_mode
       EN       @7     XENIX   key_end
       GE       ae     XENIX   exit_alt_charset_mode
       GS       as     XENIX   enter_alt_charset_mode
       HM       kh     XENIX   key_home

       LD       kL     XENIX   key_dl
       PD       kN     XENIX   key_npage
       PN       po     XENIX   prtr_off
       PS       pf     XENIX   prtr_on
       PU       kP     XENIX   key_ppage
       RT       @8     XENIX   kent
       UP       ku     XENIX   kcuu1
       KA       k;     Tek     key_f10
       KB       F1     Tek     key_f11
       KC       F2     Tek     key_f12
       KD       F3     Tek     key_f13
       KE       F4     Tek     key_f14
       KF       F5     Tek     key_f15
       BC       Sb     Tek     set_background
       FC       Sf     Tek     set_foreground
       HS       mh     Iris    enter_dim_mode

       XENIX termcap also used to have a set of  extension  capa-
       bilities  for forms drawing, designed to take advantage of
       the IBM PC high-half graphics.  They were as follows:

       Cap          Graphic
       -----------------------------
       G2    upper left
       G3    lower left
       G1    upper right
       G4    lower right
       GR    pointing right
       GL    pointing left
       GU    pointing up
       GD    pointing down
       GH    horizontal line
       GV    vertical line
       GC    intersection
       G6    upper left
       G7    lower left
       G5    upper right
       G8    lower right
       Gr    tee pointing right
       Gr    tee pointing left
       Gu    tee pointing up
       Gd    tee pointing down
       Gh    horizontal line
       Gv    vertical line
       Gc    intersection
       GG    acs magic cookie count

       If the single-line capabilities occur in  an  entry,  they
       will  automatically  be composed into an acsc string.  The
       double-line capabilities and GG are discarded with a warn-
       ing message.

       IBM's AIX has a terminfo facility descended from SVr1 ter-
       minfo but incompatible with the SVr4 format.  The  follow-
       ing AIX extensions are automatically translated:

        IBM    XSI
       -------------
       ksel    kslt
       kbtab   kcbt
       font0   s0ds
       font1   s1ds
       font2   s2ds
       font3   s3ds

       Additionally,  the  AIX  box1 capability will be automati-
       cally translated to an acsc string.

       Hewlett-Packard's terminfo library supports  two  nonstan-
       dard  terminfo  capabilities  meml  (memory lock) and memu
       (memory unlock).  These will be discarded with  a  warning
       message.


NOTES

       This  utility is actually a link to tic(1m), running in -I
       mode.  You can use other tic options such as -f and  -x.

       The trace option is not identical to SVr4's.  Under  SVr4,
       instead  of  following  the  -v  with a trace level n, you
       repeat it n times.


SEE ALSO

       infocmp(1m), curses(3x), terminfo(5)

       This describes ncurses version 5.9 (patch 20140524).


AUTHOR

       Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com> and
       Thomas E. Dickey <dickey@invisible-island.net>



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