captoinfo(1m) User commands captoinfo(1m)
captoinfo - convert a termcap description into a terminfo description
captoinfo [tic-option] [file ...] captoinfo -V
captoinfo translates terminal descriptions. It looks in each given text file for termcap entries and, for each one found, writes an equivalent terminfo description to the standard output stream. termcap tc capabilities translate to terminfo "use" capabilities. If no files are specified, captoinfo interprets the content of the environment variable TERMCAP as a file name, and extracts only the entry for the terminal named in the environment variable TERM from it. If the environment variable TERMCAP is not set, captoinfo reads /etc/termcap. This utility is implemented as a link to tic(1m), with the latter's -I option implied. You can use other tic options such as -1, -f, -v, -w, and -x. The -V option reports the version of ncurses associated with this program and exits with a successful status.
captoinfo translates some obsolete, nonstandard capabilities into standard (SVr4/XSI Curses) terminfo capabilities. It issues a diagnostic to the standard error stream for each, inviting the user to check that it has not mistakenly translated an unknown or mistyped capability name. Name Obsolete Standard Origin tteerrmmiinnffoo 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; Tektronix key_f10 KB F1 Tektronix key_f11 KC F2 Tektronix key_f12 KD F3 Tektronix key_f13 KE F4 Tektronix key_f14 KF F5 Tektronix key_f15 BC Sb Tektronix set_background FC Sf Tektronix set_foreground HS mh IRIX enter_dim_mode XENIX termcap had a set of extension capabilities, corresponding to box drawing characters of CCSID ("code page") 437, as follows. tteerrmmccaapp Name Graphic ----------------------------------------- G2 upper left corner G3 lower left corner G1 upper right corner G4 lower right corner GR tee pointing right GL tee pointing left GU tee pointing up GD tee pointing down GH horizontal line GV vertical line GC intersection G6 double upper left corner G7 double lower left corner G5 double upper right corner G8 double lower right corner Gr double tee pointing right Gr double tee pointing left Gu double tee pointing up Gd double tee pointing down Gh double horizontal line Gv double vertical line Gc double intersection GG ACS magic cookie count captoinfo composes single-line capabilities into an acsc string, and discards GG and double-line capabilities with a warning diagnostic. IBM's AIX has a terminfo facility descended from SVr1 terminfo, but which is incompatible with the SVr4 format. captoinfo translates the following AIX extensions. IBM XSI ------------- ksel kslt kbtab kcbt font0 s0ds font1 s1ds font2 s2ds font3 s3ds Additionally, this program translates the AIX box1 capability to an acsc string. The HP-UX terminfo library supports two nonstandard terminfo capabilities, meml (memory lock) and memu (memory unlock). captoinfo discards these with a warning message.
/etc/termcap default termcap terminal capability database
The verbose option is not identical to SVr4's. Under SVr4, instead of following the -v with a trace level n, you repeat it n times.
X/Open Curses, Issue 7 (2009) describes tic briefly, but omits this program. SVr4 systems provide captoinfo as a separate application from tic. NetBSD does not provide this application.
Eric S. Raymond <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Thomas E. Dickey <email@example.com>
infocmp(1m), tic(1m), curses(3x), terminfo(5) ncurses 6.4 2023-11-25 captoinfo(1m)