captoinfo 1m 2023-11-25 ncurses 6.4 User commands

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

       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.

Translations from nonstandard capabilities

       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.

       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.


              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

       NetBSD does not provide this application.


       Eric S. Raymond <> and
       Thomas E. Dickey <>


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

ncurses 6.4                       2023-11-25                     captoinfo(1m)